The Stone Walls and Structures of England and New England: An Evolution

Palmer-Warner House 307 Town Street, East Haddam, CT, United States

Accomplished stone artisan, gardener, and horticulturist Andrew Pighills discusses the evolution of stone walls and structures from colonial times to present day, and how they fit into the garden and broader landscape past and present. Born in Yorkshire England, Andrew received formal training with The Royal Horticultural Society at Harlow Carr Gardens. Andrew spent thirty-one years building dry stone walls in the Yorkshire Dales and English Lake District and continues his work here in the U.S. as a professional member of The Dry-Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

$35 – $45

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

Cabinet-Making Workshop

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

Step back in time to learn a craft from the 18th century, with some modern tools to make the process a bit easier. During this workshop, woodworker John Baron will instruct guests to make a wooden box modeled after a Nathan Hale Homestead museum artifact.

$50

Things That Go Bump In The Night

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

Get into the “spirit” of the season! Our special, candlelit tours will take you around the property and into the house, all the way up to the dark, shadowy attic. Hear long-standing and new Homestead ghost stories from staff members and spooky encounters reported by guests, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters.

$25 – $30

Things That Go Bump In The Night

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

Get into the “spirit” of the season! Our special, candlelit tours will take you around the property and into the house, all the way up to the dark, shadowy attic. Hear long-standing and new Homestead ghost stories from staff members and spooky encounters reported by guests, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters.

$25 – $30

Hartford Art & Monuments Walk

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

Public art and monuments create a shared understanding of the events, people, and ideas that a city values. Set out from the Butler-McCook House to explore the artistic treasures and monuments of Hartford along Main Street, in Bushnell Park, and at the State Capitol Building.

$5 – $10

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

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

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

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

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

Phelps-Hatheway Open Tour Sunday

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

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. Understand the role of Connecticut in the American Revolution, examine colonial era trade and commercial exchange, consider land and real estate speculation and Indigenous people’s land rights, and observe the ways we display wealth and status in our homes. Winning submissions from the 2023-2024 Trees for Suffield Photo Contest will be on display in the Visitor's Center.

Free – $15

Things That Go Bump In The Night

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

Get into the “spirit” of the season! Our special, candlelit tours will take you around the property and into the house, all the way up to the dark, shadowy attic. Hear long-standing and new Homestead ghost stories from staff members and spooky encounters reported by guests, as featured on the Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters.

$25 – $30

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

Isham-Terry Open Tour Sunday

Isham-Terry House 211 High Street, Hartford, CT, United States

Explore this beloved family home to learn about the booming industries and culture of Hartford in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, understand medical practice and public health at this time, and learn more about the Isham and Terry families through the items they owned.

Free – $15
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