Coventry Farmers Market

Nathan Hale Homestead 2299 South St, Coventry, CT, United States

The Coventry Farmers’ Market on the grounds of the Nathan Hale Homestead is an experience not to be missed. This market carries the tradition of being the largest farmers’ market in the state, featuring some of the best of Connecticut-grown, Connecticut-made products in one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state. Each week, the staff of the Homestead will lead a family-friendly activity to connect the history of the site with the theme of the market. Admission to the Nathan Hale Homestead is by regular admission and is not included in the Farmers’ Market program.

Free

Sold Out! 18th-Century Chocolate Making

Nathan Hale Homestead 2299 South St, Coventry, CT, United States

Immerse yourself in 18th century chocolate making during this lecture. Guests will be invited to enjoy samples of chocolate and hot cocoa. Like what you sampled? Chocolate bars will be available for sale in the Nathan Hale Homestead Gift Shop.

$10

Canceled: Wreath Workshop: Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden

Phelps-Hatheway House 55 S Main St, Suffield, CT, United States

Phelps-Hatheway's annual program will return in 2023 to usher in the holidays! With the guidance of staff, guests will learn how to create a unique and festive wreath from a wide variety of mixed everygreens and embellishments for themselves or their loved ones.

$65

Phelps-Hatheway Open Tour Sunday

Phelps-Hatheway House 55 S Main St, Suffield, CT, United States

What could be more pleasant than a summer afternoon in the country? A summer afternoon at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, of course! Once again, Phelps-Hatheway’s museum will open for one day each month for tours of its collections. Come and immerse yourself in the 18th and 19th century as staff introduce you to the families who graced our site for hundreds of years. View the gardens and stop by our Visitor’s Center for charming gifts and a peek at the newest installation by artist Lynne Centore.

$5 – $12

Winter Clothing Drive

Connecticut Landmarks' Hempsted Houses has partnered with the Homeless Hospitality Center to collect donations of winter clothing to benefit the New London community. We will be accepting new hats and gloves in all sizes, and new and gently-used coats in all sizes. Donations of children's winter coats are especially appreciated.

Landmarks Lunch & Learn | Restoring History & Honoring Humanity

Virtual Program

In 2023, staff at three Connecticut Landmarks sites worked with local teachers and students through the Witness Stones Project to learn about the lives of people who were enslaved at our sites. Learn more about this project with Lynn Mervosh, Site Administrator, who was part of the process at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden.

Free

Escapism Productions Presents: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Hempsted Houses 11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT, United States

Escapism Productions invite you to attend this production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible., with the unique backdrop of the Hempsted Houses in New London, CT! This haunting theatrical experience unfolds on April 20, 21, 27, and 28. Unlike conventional venues, this rendition invites you to bring your own chairs or blankets and immerse yourself in the ambiance of the Hempsted Houses' grounds. Venture with us into this classic show that delves the depths of human nature.

Historic Hartford Walking Tour: Charter Oak & Coltsville

Butler-McCook House & Garden 396 Main Street, Hartford, CT, United States

Join us to explore the architectural treasures of Coltsville and the Charter Oak neighborhoods. Discuss the impacts of industry and immigration on these neighborhoods in Hartford, including sites like the Colt Factory and its worker houses, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Parish House, the Capewell Nail Factory, and the Polish National Home.

$5 – $10

Frederick Law Olmsted’s Hartford

Butler-McCook House & Garden 396 Main Street, Hartford, CT, United States

Traverse the streets and sites of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Hartford to commemorate this illustrious native son. Highlights include the Butler-McCook House & Garden, Olmsted’s birth site, Bushnell Park, the Capitol Grounds, High Street, Ann Street, and Keney Clock Tower, with optional visit (by car) to Olmsted’s gravesite in Old North Cemetery at the conclusion.

$5 – $10

Night Sky Adventure: Astrophotography 101

Nathan Hale Homestead 2299 South St, Coventry, CT, United States

The Last Green Valley’s Lead Night Sky Ranger Geoff McLean introduces the amazing and challenging world of combining photography and astronomical observing. McLean will cover the most useful equipment from a simple camera on a tripod to more sophisticated gear, and the software options to make images that will wow your friends.

Free

Trees for Suffield Exhibition Opening

Phelps-Hatheway House 55 S Main St, Suffield, CT, United States

The Suffield Tree Committee, the Town of Suffield, and the Suffield Garden Club worked together to establish the Trees for Suffield Initiative to provide residents a tree canopy for generations to come. Following the opening reception to celebrate this vital initiative for Suffield’s present and future, winning submissions from the 2023-2024 Trees for Suffield Photo Contest will be on display from May 4–October 13, 2024.

Free

New for 2024! Boxing, Baseball, and “Brass Bonanza”: Hartford Sports History Walking Tour

Butler-McCook House & Garden 396 Main Street, Hartford, CT, United States

Hartford Whalers! Hartford Dark Blues! Willie Pep! Pro Football in Hartford? Where was the Velodrome? Take to the streets of Hartford to uncover the fascinating history of sports in the city from ballooning to bicycles, boxing to baseball, and so much more, beginning in the Butler-McCook Garden on this new walk for the 2024 season.

$5 – $10

Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden Opening Day

Phelps-Hatheway House 55 S Main St, Suffield, CT, United States

Welcome to the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden’s 52nd season! View the exhibit of Trees for Suffield photographs in the Visitor’s Center. Step inside the museum to be transported to the 18th and 19th centuries and learn about the lives of those who built, lived in, and preserved the house. A stroll through the Hatheway garden is a must, as the lilacs reach their peak bloom in May.

Free – $15

Butler-McCook Open Tour Saturday

Butler-McCook House & Garden 396 Main Street, Hartford, CT, United States

Visit the Butler-McCook House & Garden is the only 18th-century home remaining on Hartford’s Main Street for a guided tour to learn about the McCook family, who loved music, art, and travel through explorations of the museum’s collections which include paintings, Japanese samurai armor, furniture, and toys.

Free – $15

Witness Stone Dedication Ceremony

Hempsted Houses 11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT, United States

Join us as we dedicate a Witness Stone in memory of Adam Jackson, who was enslaved on the property for more than three decades. Students from The Williams School share their journey learning about the lives of Adam and his family. The installation will take place on the grounds, accompanied by remarks from members of the community and student project presentations.

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