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Bank of America Art Conservation Project 2024 Selections (Bank of America, April 17, 2024)

Top 10 most beautiful gardens in the state (Hartford Courant, April 9, 2024)

Born in 1867: Hill-Stead Museum exhibit highlights accomplishments of women who share a birth year (Republican American, December 17, 2023)

Connecticut photographer captures the holiday spirit being celebrated across the state (News 12 Connecticut, December 14, 2023)

Connecticut Summer at the Museum 2023 – Free Admission for Kids  (CTVisit Connecticut Office of Tourism, July 2023)

9 Underrated Destinations in Connecticut To Avoid Summer Crowds  (World Atlas, July 31, 2023)

34 Cultural and Historic Sites Receive $7 Million in CT Grants for Upgrades and Improvements (CT Humanities, June 21, 2023)

Juneteenth at Hill-Stead Museum (The Berkshire Edge, June 13, 2023)

Hundreds of CT tourism attractions are offering free or reduced prices Saturday  (Connecticut Public Radio, June 8, 2023)

12 world-class objects you can see in CT museums (Connecticut Magazine, May 31, 2023)

America’s Best 15 Small-Town Art Museums (Travel + Leisure, April 30, 2023)

Genius in plain sight — Alfred Pope, Theodate’s father, finally gets his moment (Republican American, April 15, 2023)

The Evolution Of The Ingenuity Of Alfred Pope (Antiques And The Arts Weekly, March 21, 2023)

Theodate: The Architect (Elena B. Hall, Architype: The Digital Magazine of AIA Connecticut, March 2023)

10 events to visit in Connecticut this Spring (featured in New England Magazine, powered by Bostonhotels.org, February 20, 2023)

Theodate Pope Survives the Sinking of the Lusitania (Grating the Nutmeg, Episodes 158, February 1, 2023)

New exhibit celebrates overlooked figure in the history of the Hill-Stead Museum (Connecticut Public Radio, January 27, 2023)

Anna for the Win (Centerbrook Architects, December 07, 2022)

Legacy of Spiritualism Shines in ‘Radical Spirits’ at Hill-Stead Museum (CT Examiner, October 12, 2022)

Art Seen: Hilma’s Ghost (The Brooklyn Rail, September 2022)

Poetry is better when heard: Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Festival features readings, film, and more (Journal Inquirer, August 26, 2022

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Chester Fair, Saybrook Point 5K & Float Ella (WTNH, August 26, 2022)

‘Modern Muses’ the theme for this year’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington (Hartford Courant, Aug 11, 2022)

FOX61 Highlights CT Summer at the Museum: Hill-Stead Museum (Fox61, July 26, 2022)

Theodate Pope Riddle: Feminist & Spiritualist (Skeptical Insider, June 14, 2022)

75 Years of Art, Culture, and Nature at Connecticut’s Hill-Stead Museum (Side of Culture, May 30, 2022)

These Paintings by Impressionist master Edgar Degas are on view in CT (CT Insider, April 19, 2022)

16 New England Historic House Museums Worth Exploring (Yankee Magazine, March 2022)

100 Great Works, In Focus (Washington Post, February 22, 2022)

Hill-Stead Museum curator shares museum’s history during the holidays (WTNH, December 10, 2021)

Christmas in Connectictut (Seasons Magazine, December 6, 2021)

Great Works, In Focus: Perspective Think Degas was a misogynist? Take another look (Washington Post, November 17, 2021)

Destinations: No need to travel far, local is lovely (Journal  Inquirer, November 13, 2021)

Elizabeth Mills Brown awards: Hill-Stead Museum Visitors Center, Farmington (Preservation Connecticut, November/December 2021)

Hill-Stead’s Anna Swinbourne wants to unveil Connecticut’s ‘hidden’ showcase for top Impressionist art (Connecticut Magazine, October 2021)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Laser Light Show, Maritime Heritage Festival & North Haven Fair (WTNH, September 10, 2021)

Museum Reset: Three Connecticut Gems Pivot, Partner, and Prevail (Arts New England, May/June 2021)

Knitters, want to set a world record? Head to the Hill-Stead in Farmington (Harford Courant, September 4, 2021)

New England Gardening with Charlies Nardozzi Springtime Edition (CPTV,  June 11, 2021; Hill-Stead at 9:34)

Our state’s secrets: Travel writer Healy finds a few gems (Republican America, May 8, 2021)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Spring Boat Show, Comedy Festival & Titanique (WTNH, April 20, 2021)


Walking In A Dream: Theodate Pope Riddle’s Legacy Builds At Hill-Stead (Antiques And The Arts Weekly, April 27, 2021)

Self-portraits sought for Hill-Stead, Free Center exhibit celebrating Black art and identity (Hartford Courant, April 28, 2021)

Someone Lived Here, Theodate Pope Riddle’s Hill-Stead Museum (April 26, 2021)

Do You Want to Build a Snowman with Sarah Cody (WTHN, February 22, 2021)

8 Things To Do this Weekend: Snowshoeing along CT River, Walktail Hour, & eat chili at the shoreline (WTNH, February 26, 2021)

Spotlight: Radio Reveling in the Arts and Entertainment  (1150AM /1420AM Radio, February 17, 2021)

The Valley Book (February 2021)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Go Karts, Goat Strolls and Drive-In Movie (WTNH, February 5, 2021)

Holiday Through the Tulle Exhibition Tours (icause, December 2020)

Communicating with the Spirits: Theodate Pope Riddle (Grating the Nutmeg: the Podcast of Connecticut History, Episode 109)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: A virtual ‘Christmas Carol,’ Santa Trolley and outdoor Igloos (WTNH, December 11, 2020)


Check out the Hill-Stead Museum (Better Connecticut, WFSB, January 12, 2021)

Hill-Stead Museum Brings ‘The Nutcracker’ to Life as Pandemic Surges (NBC. December 4, 2020)

‘We wanted to keep it alive:’ Pandemic can’t stop CT ‘Nutcracker’ tradition as ballet goes virtual(CT Insider, November 29, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Essex Train Show, Beardsley Winter Wonderland and Tulle Tours (WTNH, November 27, 2020)

A Holiday Season Like No Other (Seasons of West Hartford, Winter 2020-2021)

Museums Continue To Struggle With Impact of Pandemic (CT News Junkie, November 19, 2020)

10 Events to Visit in Connecticut This Winter, (BostonHotels.org, November 18, 2020)

In Farmington, Ballet Theater Company’s Hill-Stead performances are icing n the cake (West Hartford News, November 18, 2020)

Plan the perfect Connecticut fall day trip with these 6 places to enjoy the foliage and great restaurants nearby (Hartford Courant, October 10, 2020)

Ballet Theatre Company Announces ‘Through the Tulle’ (Weha.com, October 8, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Birds of Prey Show, Family Paint Party, Lutz Children’s Museum (WTNH, October 2, 2020)

Steampunk enthusiasts gathering at Hill-Stead in Farmington, (Hartford Courant, September 29, 2020)

Theodate Pope Riddle’s Architectural Masterpiece (Today in Connecticut History, September 27, 2020)

8 Things to Do: Pumpkintown USA, Corn Maze at Treat Farm, & Painting on the Hill (WTNH, September 18, 2020)

Connecticut’s theater season kicks off COVID-style: Five shows to catch in September (Hartford Courant, September 11, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: CT Maritime Heritage Festival, Corn Maze & Paint Out (WTNH, September 11, 2020)

Museums Hanging On, Fearing For Their Future (CT News Junkie, August 31, 2020)

Meander Through 152 Acres Of Historic Beauty At The Hill-Stead Museum In Connecticut (Only in Connecticut, August 23, 2020

CT comics Linda Belt, Howie Mason at Hill-Stead Museum (News Times, Wednesday, August 12, 2020)

Hill-Stead shares its front porch; Farmington museum opens grounds for local performers (Journal Inquirer, August 6, 2020)

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival to feature Mahogany L. Browne, US poet laureate Joy Harjo (Hartford Courant, August 6, 2020)

Arts, entertainment events for 1st week of August 2020 in Connecticut(New Haven Register, July 31, 2020)

Dance company brings ‘DaVinci 2.0’ to Hill-Stead (Journal Inquirer, July 31, 2020)

Summer music series in the swing of things in north-central Connecticut and beyond (Journal Inquirer, July 31, 2020)

‘Dance of da Vinci 2.0’ finally gets chance to be seen (Republican-American, July 29, 2020)

Hartford Symphony to hold ‘Summer Splash’ concerts starting July 30 (Hartford Courant, July 24, 2020)

Real Art Ways reopens its gallery space, planning outdoor film screenings (Hartford Courant, July 22, 2020)

Dance of Da Vinci 2.0 premieres at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington Sonia Plumb Dance Company (West Hartford News, July 22, 2020)

Shoreline Arts Alliance supports museums as they reopen (Middletown Press, July 21, 2020)

From the Porch – A Summer Series” at the Hill-Stead Museum (Farmington Patch, July 20, 2020)

Hear ‘Venus and Adonis’ reading at Hill-Stead (The Register Citizen, July 14, 2020)

Sonia Plumb Dance Presents the World Premiere of THE DANCE OF DA VINCI 2.0 at the Hill-Stead Museum (Broadway World, July 13, 2020)

8 Things To Do This Weekend: Lighthouse Cruise, Waterslides & Play readings from the porch (WTNH, July 10, 2020)

Playhouse on Park to Hold New Play Reading Outdoors at Hill-Stead Museum (We-Ha.com, July 9, 2020)

Hill-Stead Museum launches multicultural concert series with theater, music and dance ‘From the Porch’ (Hartford Courant, July 6, 2020)

A Surreal, if Simple, Wedding (and Just the Day She Needed) (New York Times, May 29, 2020)

Museum Recruits Sheep to Lift Spirits During Pandemic (NBC CT, May 12, 2020)

Archived Feature Articles

Hill-Stead Museum: Art, Nature and a Trailblazing Architect’s Legacy (New York Times, October 1, 2015)

A House Museum of Quiet Beauty (Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2015)

Hill-Stead, a Family’s Haven of Art and Nature (Fine Art Connoisseur, June 2017)