Events

2017 Season

May 18, 19, 22, and 23 – 25th Annual Early Guilford Days. Fourth graders from all of Guilford’s public elementary schools travel back in time to spend the day in the Guilford colony.

June 10Connecticut Open House Day.  Cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors, inviting visitors to discover – and rediscover – Connecticut’s fascinating world of history and culture. Guided tours 11-4. Free admission.

June 17Illuminating History exhibit opens. Explore four centuries of period lighting fixtures at Guilford’s Historic House Museums. Guided tours 11-4.

June 24 – Restoration exhibit opens. Explore the colonial revival preservation movement as we mark the 100th anniversary of Norman Isham’s restoration of the Hyland House. Guided tours. 11-4.

July 8Natural Herb Dying Workshop with Liberty Page. 12-2 pm. $10.

July 29 & 30Hearth Cooking Demonstration as part of the Guilford’s Historic House Museums’ Early Guilford Days Family Festival. Drop-in 11-4. $5.

August 5Beekeeping Workshop with Holley Bishop, author of Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey–The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World. 12-2. $10.

August 12Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts Tour with Lewis Scranton. 12-2. $10.

August 19Children’s Hands-on Tour and Games. Drop-in 12-4. $10.

September 9Blacksmithing Demonstration. Drop-in. 12-2. $10.

September 23Basic Techniques of Hearth Cooking Class with Sue Kowalski. 12-3. $40. Reservations required. Please email info@hylandhouse.org to reserve a spot.

October 7Annual Membership Meeting & Cocktail Party. 6-8. Free for members.

From June through September the Hyland House is open for guided tours on Fridays 11-4, Sundays 12-4, and Saturdays 11-4 when there is no program scheduled. Admission is $3, unless otherwise specified. Children under 18 accompanied by an adult receive free admission for all tours and programs.