Featured Events

Music In the Tavern: Gaelynn Lea - 10/26/2019

Candlelight Tour - 12/7/2019

Walking Tour: The Beautiful Mile - 10/20/2019

Walking Tour: Memento Mori Cemetery - 9/27/2019

Candlelight Tour - 12/7/2019

Hearth Cooking I - 11/3/2019

Hearth Cooking II - 11/24/2019

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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.

Hearth cooking at SWH with Dennis Picard

 Date: 11/3/2019
 Starting Time: 12:00:00 PM
 Ending Time: 3:00:00 PM

Join us as Dennis Picard, a local “living history” expert and museum professional, demonstrates how to cook a stewed soup, bake Johnnycakes, make churned butter, and herbed Farmer's Cheese with herbs from the museum’s Dooryard Garden. Perfect for beginners and a treat for the gastronome in your life, spend the afternoon learning hands on or sit back and observe. Dennis will share anecdotes about New England colonial life while demonstrating how to start a fire in the hearth, cook on the hearth, and at the end of the session, sample the results!


Bring an apron and your appetite! Members $20 and non-members $25.