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 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.

untitled2016 Benefit Dinner Auction

Hill-Stead’s 24th annual benefit event took place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine for event patrons.

The Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon was the Guest of Honor and Honorary Chair at Hill-Stead’s Monet’s Circle patron’s reception. Following the reception, Lady Carnarvon attended the museum’s dinner auction gala.

For details about last year’s event, please see 2016 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. It is traditionally held on the Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day and takes place rain or shine.

2016 May Market

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