Events 2019

Join us for many new events this summer and fall at The Hyland House Museum!

June 1 & 2  Museum Opens

June 8  Connecticut Open House Day

June 22  12-4pm Blacksmithing Demonstration –  Blacksmith Tony Kowalski forges Colonial style tools. $10

June 23 Juneteenth Garden Party – Witness Stones project

July 20  Children’s Toys and Furniture – Come learn new things about the early 1700’s Colonial era in Guilford as you view our extensive collections.  Free tours during opening hours!

July 27 & 28 Hearthcooking Demonstration – 12-4 pm

Come watch and learn during a re-creation of Colonial Hearth Cooking at the Hyland House Museum! Docents Sue and Heather will demonstrate how to cook a delicious supper with Colonial style ingredients and using our authentic utensils & pots over the fire of the Hyland House’s hearth.  $10

August 4  Architectural Walking Tour  of Historic Downtown Guilford – Meet at Hyland House @10am for a 2hour tour of Guilford’s historic sites, with many stories! $10

Limit  – 8
$20 – Adults
$15 – Ages 10 and up
(Materials will be provided.)

Learn the basics of traditional cross-stitch embroidery. Learn about charts, fabrics (canvas), threads, needles and hoops. Learn how to find the center of the fabric to begin your needlework. Learn the dos and don’ts of starting and finishing with the perfect stitch and some finishing techniques as to how to frame your completed sampler. Antique samplers from the Hyland House collection as well as contemporary examples will be discussed and on display. A tour of the c. 1713 Hyland House is included.

Notice:  The following event has been cancelled.  Evening in White Annual Fundraiser

September 28  OPEN HEARTH COOKING CLASS AND DINNER   12 – 4 p.m.

Limit – 8.  Advanced Tickets – $55 – member
$65 – nonmember *

Pay by check made out to:
The Hyland House Museum

Join us for a unique hands-on experience while discovering the past. Participants will cut, chop, mix, cook, bake and savor dishes made from 18th Century recipes while using cast iron skillets, Dutch ovens, a kettle, wood and iron utensils to cook with over a wood fire in an open hearth of our 1713 House. Learn about colonial foodways and the time period of a colonial kitchen. The class culminates with a cooked feast of this tasty 18th Century Bill of Fare.

*if you’d like to become a member, please see

October 12  FUNDRAISER DINNER – Open Hearth Cooked Dinner with Wine & Port – Join us for this special event with Hyland House’s President Bob Donahue. Sit back, relax and enjoy the elegance of the Hyland House at night for a special dinner.  Learn or watch how to cook a meal over wood coal fires in our large c. 1713 hearth. A delicious dinner is then served at our elaborately decorated tables as we sit down to eat in the Hall and Parlour Rooms of the Hyland House. Tickets $75 include full dinner, wine and port. Please call 203-453-9477 or email for tickets.

October 19  Members Only Cocktail Reception. 6 – 8 pm. Eat, drink, and be merry with your fellow members at our annual candlelit party as we celebrate our next century as a museum.  Free for members.

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