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.

En Plein Air at Stanley-Whitman House

 Date: 5/20/2017
 Starting Time: 3:00:00 PM
 Ending Time: 8:00:00 PM

Release your inner artist! Create a painting in the open air at Stanley-Whitman House, using the spectacular gardens and scenery as your inspiration. Your guide will be Nicole Bastiaanse-Fritch, West District School art teacher and Connecticut Art Teacher of the Year. Paint from 3:00 until 5:00, enjoying the comaraderie of fellow painters while you learn. Everyone's work will then be put on display for a artists' wine and cheese reception from 6:00 until 8:00, attended by you and a guest of your choice. As a special treat during the reception, Mrs. Bastiaanse-Fitch will auction her painting and paint brush to benefit the museum.

Tickets are limited, so register early!


Tickets are $55 a person, with proceeds benefitting children's programming at the museum.

Ticket price includes guided instruction, all art supplies, and two tickets to the wine & cheese artists' reception..