Teachers & Students


Programs for Teachers and Students


A virtual or in-person field trip to Hill-Stead Museum can make lessons on art, history, language arts, women’s history, agriculture, and farming come alive!


Unable to bring your class to Hill-Stead Museum? Bring Hill-Stead Museum to your classroom! Our education staff is available for school visits and provides lessons about the collection, the people, and the stories of Hill-Stead. We will bring images, reading materials, and art-related activities and supplies. This option also works well as a supplement to museum visits, either before or after. Pricing varies according to the program and materials. Please contact the Education Department (860-677-4787 ext. 136 or education@hillstead.org) for more information.

Professional Development

For the last several years the museum has offered one-day workshops specifically for Art, French, and History/Social Studies teachers and one general workshop for teachers of all disciplines. In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to school districts on in-service days. Please contact the Education Department (860-677-4787 ext. 136 or education@hillstead.org) for more information.

Helpful Links for Educators

[Our] Professional Development day was well organized, informative and motivating…Teachers were given information, lesson plan ideas and tours of the museum…It addressed the concerns specific to the Visual Arts teachers, provided ways to integrate othere subjects and gave teachers time to do their own hands-on activity.

– Pasqua L. Guzzi, Manchester Public Schools

“Excellent!  I’ve been here many times and I always learn so much and new information, as well.  Everyone was friendly, kind and welcoming and asked wonderful questions that engaged the students.”

– Suzanne Kent, East Hartford High School