Monthly Archives: October 2015

First Sunday Tours, Gallery Talk, and Children’s Activity

On Sunday, November 1, beginning at 1pm, Hill-Stead has actitivies for visitors of all ages.  All events are free with museum admission or membership.

First Sunday Self-Guided Tours

November 1, 1 – 4 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 1:00 to 4pm to tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite paintings and prints, or take in the beautiful decorative arts objects on display throughout the museum.

Gallery Talk: Theodate’s Boys: Gordon, Donald, and Paul

November 1, 1 pm

One of Theodate’s adolescent dreams (or “air castles” as she called them) was to raise an orphaned child. As it turned out she took in three boys, two of whom lived to adulthood. Learn about Theodate’s Boys and a little known facet of her life—her role as “mom.” Free with museum membership or admission.

Children’s Activity: Family Photos

November 1, 1 pm

The Pope family had three foster children, Donald, Gordon, and Paul. What does your family look like? Join us to learn more about Hill-Stead families as we look at old photographs. Then we will take new photographs of each other and celebrate our families. Children will make frames and take home their photo. Meet in the Carriage Porch at 1 pm.

The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize for Chapbooks Now Open for Submissions

$1,000 Prize
Deadline: October 31, 2015 (postmark or online submission-date)
Final Judge: C. D. Wright

The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize is a prestigious national prize for adult writers of chapbook-length poetry collections. Established in 2002, the Prize has drawn submissions from around the country that have been judged by renowned poets such as Martha Collins, Patricia Smith and Tony Hoagland. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, publication, and an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival (check out the Festival here). The winner’s chapbook will be published by Tupelo Press in time for a reading at Sunken Garden next summer! Manuscripts are read and judged anonymously, and all finalists will be considered for publication.

The Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications.
Please read the complete guidelines here.

For information on this year’s winner, see 2015 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize.
$1,000 Prize