Featured Events

CANCELLED Children's May Day Tea  - 4/30/2017

Flower Arranging Workshop with Haley Billip - 5/21/2017

May Exhibit - Art by Agnes Wong & Beverly Hollis - 5/5/2017

House Tour: Death of the Smith Boys - 4/7/2017

Historical Theater Program - 7/10/2017

En Plein Air at Stanley-Whitman House - 5/20/2017

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Special Events & Programs

Program registration is processed on a first come first served basis. You may register by phone, (860) 677-9222, in person, by mail or online. Payment options are credit card, check, or cash. Your membership must be current at the time the program meets in order to receive the member discount. Museum staff reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least three working days in advance if a program is cancelled. Cancellations with at least forty-eight hours notice will receive a refund.

Historical Theater Program

 Date: 7/10/2017
 Starting Time: 9:30:00 AM
 Ending Time: 2:30:00 PM

Join us for a special week-long children's summer program for thespians, history lovers and those who like to have fun! The "Historical Theater Program" is designed for children who enjoy history and want to learn how to perform an historical role. Participants will learn dramatic methods and techniques, try on and wear costumes, learn about theater make-up, and use the authentic setting of the museum as they experiment with character and sets. Participants will practice performing daily in an encouraging and collaborative environment. The program will conclude with the performance of a play for friends and family.

The program will be led by Joann Zeisner, Education Coordinator, and a professional theater coach.


The program runs Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm each day.

The program is designed for children ages 8-13 (Mature younger children will be considered). Cost per child is $190. Registration is required. Registration closes June 23.

Children will bring a bagged lunch each day and are encouraged to dress comfortably for active particiipaton.

Questions can be directed to Joann Zeisner, Education Coordinator, at joann@stanleywhitman.org.