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

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.

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Mid-Summer Pipes & Cider

Sip cider and connect with Scotland during a trail walk around the beautiful Palmer-Warner led by Portland & District Pipers. Enjoy local cider tastings from Yankee Cider Co. including a signature “Dunstaffnage” bourbon designed to take you to the Scottish Moors through hints of Highland peat smoke. Bring your friends to test your knowledge in a round of Celtic-themed pub trivia, with prizes for first- and second-place teams.

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Pride Month Celebration

Two East Haddam organizations create an historic Pride Celebration! Begin at the East Haddam Historical Society (EHHS) for a presentation by Ken Simon, Emmy award-winning filmmaker, founder of Syracuse New Times, and Executive Producer of SimonPure Media, that will highlight Kate Swift and Casey Miller who helped make strides toward gender equality. After, explore EHHS’ exhibit, “Linguistic Warriors: Casey Miller and Kate Swift” that highlights their groundbreaking work changing pronouns. Continue to the Palmer-Warner House with the Connecticut Museum of Culture & History’s traveling exhibit on our state’s rich LGBTQ+ history. At 3 pm, Dustin Rader, CCSU adjunct professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will lead a discussion on gender identity and expression.

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Woodworkers Workshop

Historical furniture maker John Baron leads a hands-on woodworking class making a “Chippendale” form table in the Palmer-Warner barn. This project will introduce participants to mortice and tenon joinery and nail construction while building a finished project to take home. No experience required and all materials included.

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