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March 2017

Eve of Poetry

March 9, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Marilyn Nelson

Join us for a rare opportunity to experience a poetry reading by Marilyn Nelson in the intimate setting of Hill-Stead’s period rooms. [Read more]

An Evening with Rabbit Goody, Textile Historian

March 15, 6:30 pm

The Decorative Arts Study Group presents Rabbit Goody, an internationally-known textile researcher, lecturer and teacher, who will give a short, informal talk on the 19th-century arts & crafts aesthetic.

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Thistle Hill Weavers Goes to the Movies, Featuring Rabbit Goody, Textile Historian

March 16, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Rabbit Goody, an internationally-known textile researcher, lecturer and teacher as she details her experiences weaving historic and contemporary fabrics used for costuming and props for movies and television.

Light refreshments will be served before the program. [Read more]


The Ballet Ball (21+ event)

March 18, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

From Degas to Dior, don your dancing shoes at The Ballet Ball! See spectacular performances featuring Albano Ballet dancers and participate in period ballroom dance (lesson included!)

The Ballet Ball is a 21+ event (ID is required for liquid delights).

Dress: as fabulously as possible (black tie optional). [Read more]

April 2017

First Sunday for Families

April 2, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hill-Stead’s First Sundays for Families feature art projects, self-guided tours, and much more! [Read more]

Annual Tasting Tour

April 22, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Exclusively for Dual members and above. Please check back for details.

May 2017

2017 May Market Benefit Event

May 6 - May 7
May Market at Hill-Stead Museum

Celebrate the Arrival of Spring at May Market, our annual home, garden and gourmet benefit event featuring premium exhibitors, rare and unusual plants, entertainment, children’s activities, food, and a museum open house. [Read more]

June 2017

Billy Collins – Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

June 21, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The evening will feature Billy Collins, a special reading by Connecticut State Poet Laureate Rennie McQuilkin and music by Plywood Cowboy. [Read more]

July 2017

Jamaal May & Tarifia Faizullah – Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

July 9, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This evening’s event features Jamaal May & Tarifia Faizullah, a Poetry Jam/Urban Poetry Conversation, and music by Tang Sauce and DJ Stealth. [Read more]

Cornelius Eady – Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

July 19, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tonight’s festival program features Cornelius Eady and the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize Winner. [Read more]

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