Attend Benefit Events

Benefit events help to provide Hill-Stead with critical funding for the museum’s education programs and general operations.

Significant opportunities for sponsorships and in-kind donations are available; please contact the Susan Orred, Director of Development at 860.677.4787 ext. 131 or orreds@hillstead.org for more information.

Benefit Dinner Auction

This elegant event, held in May each year, takes place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and offers a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine. The exceptional silent and live auctions feature fine wines, works of art, exclusive travel opportunities, jewelry, antiques, and entertainment packages. Hill-Stead’s largest fundraiser and signature event, the Dinner Auction has enjoyed a more than 20-year history of success.

2017 Benefit Dinner Auction

For details see Benefit Dinner Auction.

May Market

Hill-Stead welcomes the arrival of spring with its signature two-day home, garden, and gourmet benefit event in early May. This festive celebration is a community favorite, with artisan exhibitors offering beautiful hand-made crafts, specialty plant vendors with a fine selection of unique flowers and perennials, food, entertainment, children’s activities, and a noted speaker on lifestyle and gardening subjects. Rain or shine.

2017 May Market

To learn more about this year’s event, please see May Market.