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 10 – 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. Free admission.
June 17 – Illuminating 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 8 – Natural Herb Dying Workshop with Liberty Page. 12-2 pm. $10.
July 29 & 30 – Hearth Cooking Demonstration as part of the Guilford’s Historic House Museums’ Early Guilford Days Family Festival. Drop-in 11-4. $5.
August 5 – Beekeeping 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 12 – Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts Tour with Lewis Scranton. 12-2. $10.
August 19 – Children’s Hands-on Tour and Games. Drop-in 12-4. $10.
September 9 – Blacksmithing Demonstration. Drop-in. 12-2. $10.
October 7 – Annual 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.