New Year, New Programs

Hill-Stead is ringing in a new year with a fresh new menu of programming. From Story Time to Sketch-a-Still-Life, there is something for everyone at Hill-Stead. New programming for January includes:

January 3 – First Sunday Family Programming – (The first Sunday of every month)
Children’s art projects begin at 1 pm and self-guided tours run from 1 – 4 pm. Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge. Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths. Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop stocked with adorable toys and children’s books.  FREE with membership or admission.  For more information see First Sunday Family Programming.

January 4 – Sketch-a-Still-Life – (The first Monday of every month from 11 am – 1 pm)
Enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum alongside a guest artist. Bring your own supplies, pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided. $5 museum members and students, $15 non-members.  For more information see Sketch-a-Still-Life.

January 13 – Museum Guide Information Session – Hill-Stead Museum’s Volunteer Guide Training Course is for people who enjoy art, architecture, history, and sharing stories and information with others. The 20-hour course prepares participants to guide visitors through Hill-Stead Museum’s collections, and much more! (While training and materials are free, Guides are required to become Hill-Stead Museum members.) Learn more about being a Museum Guide at this Information Session in Hill-Stead’s Makeshift Theater. Hear presentations and receive materials, snacks and beverages. To register, contact Kate Ebner at 860.677.4787 ext. 142,, or sign up at the Museum Shop.  FREE.  For more information see  Museum Guide Information Session.

January 27 – Story Time – (The last Wednesday of every month)
Children will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead. Everyone will create an art project to bring home. Visitors can romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm. $8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6.    For more information see Story Time!


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