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.

Join us for Members & Friends Picnic on August 30 at 4 pm

See our calendar for more details.

Join us on the West Lawn (or the Kitchen Garden Tent in case of rain), to celebrate summer at the Members and Friends Picnic.   Enjoy live music by Tangerine Trio, a private Asian art tours, and a wine bar. Bring your own picnic, or sample gourmet vendors’ fare. Tables and chairs will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 24 to fortinh@hillstead.org.