Three Good Things to Do – March17, 2021

In the spirit of our tech-driven times, I am honored to bring you the second installment of “Hill-Stead’s Three Good Things to Do” on St. Patrick’s Day.

1Please join us this Saturday to celebrate the first day of spring with Walktail Hours from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy the gorgeous grounds as you safely sip and stroll with a warm drink in hand. The Liquorist will serve up craft cocktails from their mobile bar (once a 1970’s horse trailer!). Grillin & Groovin will provide creative and delicious comfort food. While onsite, take a guided tour of the 1901 house museum with masterworks by Monet, Manet, Degas, Cassatt, and Whistler.

2As the snow melts and birds’ return signals the beginning of springtime, we are kicking off our Healthy Living campaign. We invite you to name a lamb, a trail or dedicate a bench. A naming opportunity is a lovely way to memorialize or honor a loved one or share as a meaningful gift for a birthday, anniversary, new baby, or graduation. Our beautiful 152-acre campus has remained open and accessible to all throughout the pandemic. We hope you have enjoyed Hill-Stead’s exceptional natural environment. Now is your chance to support our beloved cultural hub and preserve the land for the enjoyment of future generations.

3There are more than the sweet sounds of birds chirping at Hill-Stead. Noisy, invigorating construction began in September and is on track to finish in late May! Without altering its footprint, the major renovation is well underway to adapt our historic carriage barns into an exhibition gallery and a new media space for topical and thought-provoking presentations. We are immensely grateful for the various crews and teams working together to realize the project ahead of schedule. Please enjoy the incredible animation video here and contribute to our transformation by joining our campaign. We would be happy to speak with you directly about this possibility.

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

Best always,
Beth

Beth Brett, Chief Advancement Officer

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