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September 2015

First Sunday Open House

September 6, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 1 to 4pm, for Hill-Stead Museum’s First Sunday Open House. Tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite painting, examine the stairway prints in detail, or take in the many decorative arts objects that are not focused on during our regular guided tours. [Read more]

First Sunday Gallery Talk: Eugène Carrière

September 6, 1:00 pm

Eugène Carrière was a symbolist artist whose works are characteristically dark, sepia toned portraits. Alfred Pope was collecting works by this artist  hand in hand while he was collecting the Impressionist works. Come see, and learn in depth, about this other artist in Hill-Stead’s collection. Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Activity for Kids

September 6, 1:00 pm

Eugene Carriere’s favorite thing to paint was portraits, especially of his very own family.  Learn how to draw a face and practice a simple drawing, then try making your own portrait.  RSVP required, as supplies are limited.   Meet in the Carriage Porch at 1 pm. Free with museum membership or admission. Please note: Most… [Read more]

First Sunday Estate Walk

September 6, 2:00 pm

Check back for details Free with museum membership or admission.

October 2015

Hay Day

October 4

A Hill-Stead fall favorite for all ages. Hitch a ride on a horse-drawn hay wagon through the brilliant autumn colors of the Connecticut countryside, have your face painted, tap your toes to traditional tunes, enjoy hearty food and beverages, or just stroll through Hill-Stead’s meadows and trails. Rain or shine. [Read more]

First Sunday Open House

October 4, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 1 to 4pm, for Hill-Stead Museum’s First Sunday Open House. Tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite painting, examine the stairway prints in detail, or take in the many decorative arts objects that are not focused on during our regular guided tours. [Read more]

First Sunday Estate Walk

October 4, 2:00 pm

Check back for details Free with museum membership or admission.

November 2015

First Sunday Open House

November 1, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 1 to 4pm, for Hill-Stead Museum’s First Sunday Open House. Tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite painting, examine the stairway prints in detail, or take in the many decorative arts objects that are not focused on during our regular guided tours. [Read more]

First Sunday Gallery Talk: Theodate’s Boys: Gordon, Donald, and Paul

November 1, 1:00 pm

One of Theodate’s adolescent dreams (or “air castles” as she called them) was to raise an orphaned child. As it turned out she took in three boys, two of whom lived to adulthood. Learn about Theodate’s Boys and a little known facet of her life—her role as “mom.” Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Activity for Kids

November 1, 1:00 pm

The Pope family included foster children, Donald, Gordon, and Paul. What does your family look like? We will learn about more about Hill-Stead families as we look at old photographs. Then we will take new photographs of each other and celebrate our families. Children will make frames and take home their photo. RSVP required, as… [Read more]

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