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.
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Take a glimpse into Hill-Stead’s transformative renovation project

We are delighted to unveil our new renovation project to ensure Hill-Stead’s extraordinary legacy. Without altering its footprint, construction is underway to adapt our historic carriage barns into an exhibition gallery and a new media space for topical and thought-provoking presentations.


Strategic Goals and Overview  |  Naming Opportunities  |  Construction 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 Beth Brett, Chief Advancement Officer (860.677.4787 x111 or brettb@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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Construction Updates

 

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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Construction update – October 12, 2020

As we all know, sometimes one has to take things apart to create something new and beautiful! We are delighted to share that we are now at that exciting stage at Hill-Stead. [Read more]

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Day 1

The big day is finally here! After a decade in the making, Hill-Stead kicked off our highly anticipated strategic endeavor to enhance our sustainability. [Read more]

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