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Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day

 Date: 6/24/2018
 Starting Time: 12:00:00 PM
 Ending Time: 4:00:00 PM

Stanley-Whitman House costumed interpreters will be dying cloth and fiber in the 18th-century Dooryard Gardens from 12-4 pm on Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day. Admission is free.


Visitors will watch and interact with interpreters as they process a selection of these plants and dye fibers on Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day. Dooryard gardens were areas of active seasonal work, such as laundry, soap- and candle-making, butchering, and dying. Far from formal beautiful spaces, these garden areas served functions that were messy, smelly and often crowded with people, animals and equipment. What visitors experience at Stanley-Whitman House on June 24 will provide an interesting juxtaposition to historic gardens of later periods, which were primarily places of beauty and contemplation.