Palmer-Warner Pride Month Open Tour Day

The Palmer-Warner House is open for tours on Saturdays, June 1-22 from 12 noon–4 pm in celebration of Pride Month! Specialty tours of the home will introduce visitors to its residents and explore the themes of Equity, Unity, and Reflection. A Historic Timeline of Connecticut’s LGBTQ Community on loan from the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History will be on view in the barn. Join us on Saturday, June 29, for our culminating celebration in partnership with the East Haddam Historical Society.


Explore the contemporary lives of preservation architect Frederic Palmer and his partner Howard Metzger. Together, they created a safe space for friends and family to gather and experience life unrestrained by societal norms within the beautifully constructed landscape they designed and personally maintained.

The 1738 residence was built by John and Mehitable (Chapman Richardson) Warner. Later generations of the Warner family would become blacksmiths, and many of their pieces were collected by Frederic Palmer and can be seen throughout the house today.

A visit to the site includes a behind-the-scenes tour in which guests can learn about the collection of personal diaries and photos used to reconstruct the lives of Frederic and Howard, providing an opportunity for guests to discuss society’s impact on the thoughts and actions of the house’s former residents.


Advance reservations for tours appreciated, but walk-ups welcome as space permits! Tours leave on the hour; last tour departs at 3:00 pm.

Purchasing an Adult or Child ticket secures your spot on a timed tour of the Palmer-Warner House, and provides access to the scenic grounds and the exhibit in the barn. Walk-up tours will be accommodated as space permits. A Grounds Only ticket provides access to the grounds and barn.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour outside of these hours and dates, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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Palmer-Warner Pride Month Open Tour Day

The Palmer-Warner House is open for tours on Saturdays, June 1-22 from 12 noon–4 pm in celebration of Pride Month! Specialty tours of the home will introduce visitors to its residents and explore the themes of Equity, Unity, and Reflection. A Historic Timeline of Connecticut’s LGBTQ Community on loan from the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History will be on view in the barn. Join us on Saturday, June 29, for our culminating celebration in partnership with the East Haddam Historical Society.


Explore the contemporary lives of preservation architect Frederic Palmer and his partner Howard Metzger. Together, they created a safe space for friends and family to gather and experience life unrestrained by societal norms within the beautifully constructed landscape they designed and personally maintained.

The 1738 residence was built by John and Mehitable (Chapman Richardson) Warner. Later generations of the Warner family would become blacksmiths, and many of their pieces were collected by Frederic Palmer and can be seen throughout the house today.

A visit to the site includes a behind-the-scenes tour in which guests can learn about the collection of personal diaries and photos used to reconstruct the lives of Frederic and Howard, providing an opportunity for guests to discuss society’s impact on the thoughts and actions of the house’s former residents.


Advance reservations for tours appreciated, but walk-ups welcome as space permits! Tours leave on the hour; last tour departs at 3:00 pm.

Purchasing an Adult or Child ticket secures your spot on a timed tour of the Palmer-Warner House, and provides access to the scenic grounds and the exhibit in the barn. Walk-up tours will be accommodated as space permits. A Grounds Only ticket provides access to the grounds and barn.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour outside of these hours and dates, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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Palmer-Warner Pride Month Open Tour Day

The Palmer-Warner House is open for tours on Saturdays, June 1-22 from 12 noon–4 pm in celebration of Pride Month! Specialty tours of the home will introduce visitors to its residents and explore the themes of Equity, Unity, and Reflection. A Historic Timeline of Connecticut’s LGBTQ Community on loan from the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History will be on view in the barn. Join us on Saturday, June 29, for our culminating celebration in partnership with the East Haddam Historical Society.


Explore the contemporary lives of preservation architect Frederic Palmer and his partner Howard Metzger. Together, they created a safe space for friends and family to gather and experience life unrestrained by societal norms within the beautifully constructed landscape they designed and personally maintained.

The 1738 residence was built by John and Mehitable (Chapman Richardson) Warner. Later generations of the Warner family would become blacksmiths, and many of their pieces were collected by Frederic Palmer and can be seen throughout the house today.

A visit to the site includes a behind-the-scenes tour in which guests can learn about the collection of personal diaries and photos used to reconstruct the lives of Frederic and Howard, providing an opportunity for guests to discuss society’s impact on the thoughts and actions of the house’s former residents.


Advance reservations for tours appreciated, but walk-ups welcome as space permits! Tours leave on the hour; last tour departs at 3:00 pm.

Purchasing an Adult or Child ticket secures your spot on a timed tour of the Palmer-Warner House, and provides access to the scenic grounds and the exhibit in the barn. Walk-up tours will be accommodated as space permits. A Grounds Only ticket provides access to the grounds and barn.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour outside of these hours and dates, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

 

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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Palmer-Warner Pride Month Open Tour Day

The Palmer-Warner House is open for tours on Saturdays, June 1-22 from 12 noon–4 pm in celebration of Pride Month! Specialty tours of the home will introduce visitors to its residents and explore the themes of Equity, Unity, and Reflection. A Historic Timeline of Connecticut’s LGBTQ Community on loan from the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History will be on view in the barn. Join us on Saturday, June 29, for our culminating celebration in partnership with the East Haddam Historical Society.


Explore the contemporary lives of preservation architect Frederic Palmer and his partner Howard Metzger. Together, they created a safe space for friends and family to gather and experience life unrestrained by societal norms within the beautifully constructed landscape they designed and personally maintained.

The 1738 residence was built by John and Mehitable (Chapman Richardson) Warner. Later generations of the Warner family would become blacksmiths, and many of their pieces were collected by Frederic Palmer and can be seen throughout the house today.

A visit to the site includes a behind-the-scenes tour in which guests can learn about the collection of personal diaries and photos used to reconstruct the lives of Frederic and Howard, providing an opportunity for guests to discuss society’s impact on the thoughts and actions of the house’s former residents.


Advance reservations for tours appreciated, but walk-ups welcome as space permits! Tours leave on the hour; last tour departs at 3:00 pm.

Purchasing an Adult or Child ticket secures your spot on a timed tour of the Palmer-Warner House, and provides access to the scenic grounds and the exhibit in the barn. Walk-up tours will be accommodated as space permits. A Grounds Only ticket provides access to the grounds and barn.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour outside of these hours and dates, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

 

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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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.

 


If you have any questions, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

Photo by Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

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Mid-Summer Pipes & Cider

Sip cider and connect with Scotland during a trail walk around the beautiful Palmer-Warner grounds led by Coreyanne Armstrong and 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.

 


Attendees must be 21+ to partake in tastings.

If you have any questions, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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Pride Month Celebration

Two East Haddam organizations create an historic Pride Celebration! At 1 pm, 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. At 2:30 pm, a shuttle bus will bring attendees to the Palmer-Warner House to explore the Connecticut Museum of Culture & History’s traveling exhibit on our state’s rich LGBTQ+ history.

At 3 pm, Dusty Rader will lead a discussion on gender identity and expression. Dusty, who transitioned his senior year of high school in 2009 and has never looked back, has provided training and professional development on LGBTQ+ youth across the nation, taught Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at CCSU, and served as their interim Coordinator for the LGBTQ Center. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for PROUD Academy, which is applying for charter status in Connecticut and would be the first Connecticut school to specifically focus on LGBTQ+ students and their allies.

A shuttle bus will bring attendees back to EHHS at 4:30 pm.


Registration not required. There is a $5 suggested donation for EHHS’ portion of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

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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.


There will be a short break in the middle of the program; feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch to enjoy on the Palmer-Warner grounds!

If you have any questions, please contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at palmer.warner@ctlandmarks.org.

CTL Members, sign in to our ticketing system to access your benefits.

By |2024-03-22T10:34:30-04:00March 22nd, 2024||Comments Off on Woodworkers Workshop
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