For your Friday! In the spirit of our tech-driven times, I am delighted to bring you the fifth installment of Hill-Stead Museum’s Three Things to Know.
1) As the perfect capstone of our diverse and dynamic 2020 From the Porch performing arts series, Hill-Stead and Opera Connecticut join together on October 25 at 3 pm to honor the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her great love of opera! International opera stars Ta’u Pupu’a and Thomas Cannon and local luminary Elizabeth Lyra Ross will sing Puccini, Verdi, and more! The notorious RBG was a legal, cultural, and feminist icon of the highest order. It is most fitting to honor her at Hill-Stead, founded by Theodate Riddle Pope, our nation’s fourth female architect and a visionary female leader in her own right. Don’t fret if you cannot be there in person. You can tune in from the comfort of your home with a live-stream presentation as it happens.
2) Join us for Halloween on the Hill on October 31 from 10 am to 8 pm. Enjoy an incredible day at Hill-Stead strolling through the gorgeous grounds all gussied up for All Hallows’ Eve! Kids and adults alike will delight as they follow a socially distanced path to numerous candy chute stations for touch-less treat delivery! Beyond safe trick-or-treating, there will be spooky displays by local businesses throughout the 152-acre campus as well as a haunted house. A spirited adventure awaits you at Hill-Stead. Hill-Stead continues to embrace the community, creating a “spooktacular” event free and open to all! Reservations are required.
3) Please check out our launched Hill-Stead’s Haystacks, the blog of the Hill-Stead Museum. The ongoing project involves the entire Hill-Stead community. The newly-minted blog goes behind-the-scenes to discover the art & archives, people, places, and educational aspects of our incredible cultural destination. Speaking of stories, Hill-Stead continues to make the news. Recent press includes The Hartford Courant for hosting Silk City Steampunk on our campus and Channel 8 for our Birds of Prey event with the Farmington Land Trust! I hope you enjoy all the fun features!