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June 2017

Connecticut Trails Weekend Estate Walk

June 3, 2:00 pm

For Connecticut Trails Weekend, journey with Museum Interpreter Betty Collins and explore stories of Native Americans of Farmington, as well as the Metacomet Trail. [Read more]

First Sundays for Families

June 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. Museum-led art projects for children are offered at 1 pm, and self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 pm. This month come to special Story Times celebrating out READ TO A CHILD book drive. [Read more]

First Sunday Estate Walk

June 4, 2:00 pm

Join us for a guided estate walk at 2 pm.

In May, June, July, August, September and October, a guided estate walk is held on the first Sunday of the month. [Read more]

Lunch, Listen & Learn – For Hill-Stead Volunteers

June 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grainstacks, Bright Sunlight, Claude Monet

Every first Monday at 1 pm, Hill-Stead Museum’s Volunteers (from guides to gardeners) enjoy learning something new about Hill-Stead Museum’s collection and history during the monthly series Lunch, Listen & Learn.

This program is offered exclusively to museum Volunteers. To find out more about supporting the museum as a volunteer, see Volunteer, or contact us at 860.677.4787 x181. [Read more]

Hill-Stead Museum’s Annual Meeting and Celebration – 2017

June 15, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come join us in celebrating another successful year at Hill-Stead Museum’s Annual Meeting! After the meeting light refreshments and jazz in the Sunken Garden. [Read more]


Dinner with Billy Collins

June 20, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for a cocktail reception in the museum to celebrate the opening of our new book art exhibition, and then head to the Makeshift Theater to share a meal with the “Great American Poet” Billy Collins. [Read more]

Boundless – Opening Reception

June 20, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boundless opening reception

Enjoy the new exhibition, Boundless, presenting contemporary art inside Hill-Stead’s period rooms for the first time. [Read more]

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]

Nature Poetry Writing Workshop

June 25, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

New England National Scenic Trail Poet-in-Residence, David K. Leff, will offer an invigorating Nature Poetry Writing Workshop at Hill-Stead in conjunction with the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.  [Read more]

Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day

June 25, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit Hill-Stead Museum as part of a special statewide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens. [Read more]

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