Bringing Art to Life – Hill-Stead’s 75th Anniversary Capital and Endowment Campaign

On the occasion of its 75th Anniversary in April 2022, we invite you to be part of Hill-Stead Museum’s extraordinary legacy. Join us as we embark on our Capital and Endowment Campaign Bringing Art to Life. Explore how your gift will help build a dynamic and sustainable future for this renowned cultural institution and its vibrant community. Learn why this campaign is worthy of your support as it begins a transformative new chapter.

Support our Capital and Endowment Campaign today by completing this pledge form.
PLEDGE TO GIVE


Our award-winning renovation!

We are thrilled to announce that Hill-Stead’s renovation has won the 2021 Elizabeth Mills Brown Excellence Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects!

Click on this document below, created by our architects at Centerbrook, to learn more about the design and to see its evolution told through a beautiful selection of before / after photographs.


Strategic Goals and Overview  |  Naming Opportunities  |  Updates

Strategic Goals and Overview

Encourage increased visitation to Hill-Stead, as well as tourism activity in the Farmington Valley and Greater Hartford area. 
Enhance
regional and national awareness for Hill-Stead and its extraordinary collections, impressive architecture, and expansive 152-acre estate. 
Support
long-term institutional sustainability through greater revenue from membership and new and repeat attendance. 
Strengthen
our ability to collaborate with historical and cultural institutions, both those nearby and farther afield, to develop and offer more interdisciplinary events and programming.

Read our Case Statement to learn more about our 75th anniversary Capital and Endowment Campaign


Download a PDF of the Case Statement


Naming Opportunities

These are some of the potential naming opportunities. We are more than happy to work with you to recognize your gift in a meaningful way. There are a variety of other options. All campaign donors will be gratefully recognized if the donor would like us to do so. Please contact Anna Swinbourne, Executive Director and CEO (860.677.4787 x150 or swinbournea@hillstead.org) with any questions.

People and Places

Exhibition Gallery  |  $1,000,000
New Media Space*  | 
$500,000
Makeshift Theater & Education Center  | 
$500,000
Exhibition Curator  |  $300,000
Director of Education   | 
$300,000
Serenity Garden  |  $250,000
Museum Entrance  | 
$250,000
Historic Stable Terrace  | 
$250,000
Museum Shop  | 
$150,000
Renovated Kitchen  | 
$75,000
Security Offices  |  $
50,000

Plant, Nurture, and Celebrate Trees

Plant a tree  |  $5,000
Nurture a grove of trees |  $2,500
Care for a tree |  $1,000
Nutrients & tools   |  $250

*Can be split for space and for technology/hardware components

Support our Capital and Endowment Campaign today by completing this pledge form.
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Bringing Art to Life Updates

Carriage Barn Renovation Wins AIA Award

We are thrilled to update this story with joyous news: Hill-Stead’s renovation has won the 2021 Elizabeth Mills Brown Excellence Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects! [Read more]

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Bringing Art to Life – June 25, 2021

Hill-Stead held an incredible ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 22! Together with Governor Lamont, Bank of America, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), and Hill-Stead’s Trustees & Board of Governors, the team announced to a standing-room-only audience that the ambitious, transformative renovation project to expand and elevate the institution has taken a major step forward with the completion of its Carriage Barns renovation. [Read more]

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Construction update – March 23, 2021

Onward and upward! As the beautiful weather arrived this past week, so too did many milestones in our renovation project! [Read more]

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Construction update – March 12, 2021

Please enjoy a glimpse of both the brand-new doors that will fill our space with light and the laying of the pavers in the courtyard. They are symbolic of a strong foundation as we lay the groundwork for an exciting new chapter. [Read more]

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Construction update – March 4, 2021

At the end of their weekly construction meeting, Hill-Stead Board President Lavell Thompson and Dr. Anna Swinbourne conspired to throw a surprise birthday party for two special collaborators. [Read more]

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Construction update – March 1, 2021

Please enjoy a glimpse of both the brand-new doors that will fill our space with light and the laying of the pavers in the courtyard. They are symbolic of a strong foundation as we lay the groundwork for an exciting new chapter. [Read more]

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Construction update – February 9, 2021

Even snow cannot stop us as the team forged ahead through the storms, preparing the walls to begin drywalling this week.  [Read more]

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Construction update – January 5, 2021

Inside, outside, everywhere you look! The holidays aren’t slowing down our construction project at Hill-Stead—the past two weeks have been busy, noisy, dusty, and at times, a little smelly! [Read more]

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Construction update – December 1, 2020

Inside, outside, everywhere you look! The holidays aren’t slowing down our construction project at Hill-Stead—the past two weeks have been busy, noisy, dusty, and at times, a little smelly! [Read more]

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Construction update – November 10, 2020

Watching the progress on our construction this past week was nothing short of amazing! The symbiosis of destruction and creation continues to work its magic. [Read more]

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