Three Good Things to Do – June 26, 2021

In the spirit of our tech-driven times, I am honored to bring you the fifth installment of  Hill-Stead’s Three Good Things to Do.

1 We are still flying high after our June galas. There are still tickets available to “Come Fly Away” on Saturday, July 10th! The evening will feature a Spanish-inspired, multi-course, al fresco dinner and wine pairings by Chef Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s as well as top-notch musical talent and a live auction by Board Member William O’Reilly, the evening’s esteemed auctioneer. Monet Circle guests will enjoy a champagne reception and a tethered balloon ride (weather permitting), taking in the stunning views of Hill-Stead’s landscape and the Farmington Valley. Bask in the glory of our outdoor masterpiece with the backdrop of rolling hills and a stunning sunset taking center stage.

2 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. The announcement coincided with a lead gift of $500,000 from Bank of America—the largest corporate gift in the Museum’s history. We are ever grateful! Please continue to support Bringing Art to Life, as we launch the public phase of our $6.9 million capital & endowment campaign.


3 This summer, Hill-Stead and Farmington Continuing Education join together to offer a unique summer program for students entering grades 2 through 8 from Farmington, Hartford, New Britain, and Plainville. This dynamic experience offers opportunities for 250 students to experience bold, innovative, and engaging performing and visual arts and STEAM enrichment activities. This is made possible by a new initiative, our AccelerateCT Innovation Grant, through the State Department of Education. Spaces are filling up fast, so sign up your students today.

Last but not least, we are proud to present our 2020 Annual Report, which encapsulates Hill-Stead’s many accomplishments from education initiatives to public programming and community outreach. For the second year in a row, Hill-Stead Museum’s Annual Report is online only in an effort to go green!

I am eager to hear from you. Please email or post a comment to our social media channels.

Best always,

Beth Brett, Chief Advancement Officer

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