Monthly Archives: March 2016

Free Poetry Writing Workshops with Hartford Public Library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Hill-Stead Museum and Hartford Public Library announce a partnership to present poetry writing workshops on April 30, May 14 and June 4.

All workshops are located at Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center, 500 Main Street, on the 3rd Floor.

Admission is FREE and limited to the first 15 registrants.  However, we respectfully request that you register for only one writing workshop.  If you wish to attend more than one, we would be happy to put you on a standby list and contact you within 24 hours of the start of your second choice.

For more information or to register, please see these events in our calendar or contact Lisa Lappe,


Museum Shop Grand Re-Opening!

Discover unique gifts and delightful treasures at Hill-Stead’s gorgeous new Museum Shop

IMG_1089 1The museum recently unveiled a complete renovation of the Museum Shop and welcomed Interior Designer Paula Perlini as the new Buyer and Merchandiser.

The new shop offers a lovely assortment of ceramics, figurines, books, toys, candles, jewelry, prints, local artwork and many more surprises.


Theodate’s Suffrage Journey on Grating the Nutmeg

Listen to Hill-Stead’s curator, Melanie Anderson Bourbeau, discuss Theodate Pope Riddle’s suffrage journey on Grating the Nutmeg –  The Podcast of Connecticut History. 



Theodate’s story begins at 32:15 

Grating the Nutmeg offers stories about Connecticut history that you can listen to on your phone, tablet, or computer whenever you want. Brought to you by Connecticut Explored and the Office of the State Historian.

Richard Blanco Reading in the Libraries of Hill-Stead

Richard Blanco performed in the Libraries of Hill-Stead Museum to support The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on Thursday, March 3.



Richard performed at the Festival in 2013 and also served as Inaugural Poet for President Barak Obama. Hill-Stead was honored to have him headline last night’s benefit reading.

For more information about the festival, see 2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.