Please join us for wine and light hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the opening of this From Page to Stage, a remarkable costume exhibition featuring Broadway costumes from the Goodspeed Musicals Collection.
Special costume-focused tours will be offered in addition to regular museum tours.
On view from September 21, 2017 – January 1, 2018
This special exhibition of Broadway costumes throughout the historic house is on view from September 21 through January 1, 2018. It honors the Pope Family’s enjoyment of literature, poetry and live performances, particularly theater and opera.
The time period of the shows featured mirror the years 1901 to 1946 when the Pope family resided in Farmington and features vignettes of costumes with accessories and archival ephemera. View magnificent costumes from show such as Showboat, Anything Goes, Pirates of Penzance, Carousel, and Kiss Me, Kate, as well as lesser-known productions. Original theater programs on loan from the American Musical Theater Collection at Yale University Library and period sound recordings will add an extra dimension to this unique experience throughout the museum.
From Page to Stage Costume Tours will be offered each week on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hill-Stead’s regular house tour, Highlights of Hill-Stead, is offered Tuesday through Sunday year-round. Tickets for costume-focused tours and regular house tours can be purchased separately or at a discounted combo price. Visitors who purchase a combo ticket can choose to do both tours on a single day, or return for the second type of tour on a later date.
September 29, October 17, November 3
As part of this costume exhibition, Hill-Stead Museum presents a three-part musical series featuring live performances of Broadway hits during the years the Pope family resided at Hill-Stead.