2018 Events

The House is open Fridays-Sundays during the summer season. Check here for details. We also have special events throughout the season. All events are free, unless otherwise noted.

May 17, 18, 21, and 22 – 26th 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 9 – Connecticut 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.

June 16 – A Place for Everything: 18th Century Storage Solutions Tour

Firkins, fur trunks, sea chests, court cupboards, redware crocks, and more! A tour of our 18th-century storage solutions. The tour is free and a wonderful introduction to the beautiful and bizarre household objects of colonial New England. 12 pm.

June 24  –  Witness Stones Project Juneteenth Commemoration. 4 – 7.

July 7- Children’s Games & Tour. 12 – 4 pm.

A special day of children’s tours and colonial games. This free drop-in program is a great family-friendly introduction to colonial history.

July 14 – Quilts & Textiles Tour. 12 pm.

Crazy quilts, coverlets, rugs, stumpwork tapestries, clothing, calimanco quilts, overshot blankets, and more! A free tour and a wonderful introduction to our colonial textile collection.

July 28 & 29 – Early Guilford Days Family Festival

August 4 – Architectural Tour. 12 pm.

August 25 – Colonial Guilford Walking Tour

September 8 – Blacksmithing Demonstration. 12 – 2 pm.

September 8 – Annual Membership Cocktail Party. 6-8 pm.

Join fellow members for cocktails and conversation. Free for current members.

September 15 – Hearth Cooking Dinner

September 29 – Hearth-Cooking Class

October 6 – Annual Membership Meeting. 6-8 pm. Free for members.

October 14 – Celebrate a Century, 1918-2018

Our annual dinner fundraiser at the Owenego Inn. Check back here for ticket details.