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

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Megan Olver, Senior Manager of Administration ( or 860.677.4787 x181).

Benefit Dinner Auction

As Hill-Stead’s largest and most important fundraiser, this elegant event takes place annually and offers an evening of exceptional company, food and wine. The extraordinary silent and live auctions feature fine wines, works of art, exclusive travel opportunities, jewelry, antiques, and entertainment packages. The Annual Benefit Dinner Auction has enjoyed a more than 25-year history of success, providing critical support to help keep Hill-Stead’s doors open to all.

To learn about this year’s event, please see Benefit Dinner Auction.

May Market

May Market at Hill-Stead Museum

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.

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