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May 2015

First Sunday Open House

May 3, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 12 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 Activity for Kids

May 3, 1:00 pm

Play old-fashioned children’s games at Hill-Stead.  Check back for details. Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Gallery Talk: Paul Durand-Ruel

May 3, 1:00 pm

Paul Durand-Ruel was one of the most important commercial advocate of French Impressionism in the world. Alfred Pope not only purchased works from his galleries but also developed a personal friendship with him. Come learn about this fascinating aspect of Hill-Stead’s collection.
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First Sunday Estate Walk

May 3, 2:00 pm

Free with museum membership or admission. (Photo credit: Cindi Cagenello.)

$12

May Market

May 8 - May 9
Hill-Stead Museum,
35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand to offer visitors beautiful hand-made arts and crafts, a fine selection of unique flowers, trees and shrubs, and antiques for home and garden. Throughout the two days, visitors can also enjoy musicians and dancers, as well as delicious soup, sandwiches and treats courtesy of Tallulah’s catering.  [Read more]

$45

Lecture and Luncheon featuring Erik Larson

May 17, 1:00 pm
Makeshift Theater at Hill-Stead Museum

This event is sold out.

Hill-Stead Museum is pleased to host acclaimed author Erik Larson, who will speak on his latest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Luncheon will be served by Tallulah’s Catering. [Read more]

Game Night Benefit Auction

May 21, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Hill-Stead’s 23rd annual benefit event takes place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food & wine for event patrons. Spectacular live & silent auctions offer fine wines, vacation homes, works of art, fine jewelry, antiques and entertainment packages. [Read more]

June 2015

Connecticut Trails Weekend

June 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Trails Day. Join museum volunteer Betty Collins who will lead an engaging, history-infused walk on Hill-Stead’s manicured grounds and farther afield. Light-moderate difficulty. This is a two-part hike. Visitors may opt for only the first part of the walk if they prefer a lighter hike. [Read more]

First Sunday Open House

June 7, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 12 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:

June 7, 1:00 pm

Join Stanley Peck, owner of Old Lights On, in Farmington, for his talk: Be Enlightened: Period Lamps and Lighting Fixtures. Join an expert who will discuss the many varieties of lamps, chandeliers, and sconces that grace Hill-Stead’s Colonial Revival interiors. [Read more]

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