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 – Master 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! Docent Sue Kowalski will demonstrate how to cook a delicious supper with Colonial style ingredients and using our authentic utensils & pots over the charcoal fires 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

August 24  Embroidery Workshop – Join our docents as they lead you through the delicate embroidery of a Colonial style sampler.  All materials are provided. $25

September 7  Evening in White – Come join us for our annual fundraiser garden dinner party where everyone dresses in white!  Please see for tickets and for more details of this world-wide fun and festive event!

September 21 Members Only Cocktail Reception. 6 – 8 pm. Eat, drink, and be merry with your fellow members at our annual candlelit party as we celebrate the start of our next century as a museum.  Free for members.

September 28  Hearthcooking Class with Dinner – Get ready to chop, stir and keep the fires burning! Docent Sue Kowalski once again cooks up a fabulous meal over the hearth, which participants then share together in the Hyland House’s large kitchen.  $55 members, $65 non-members

October 12  Open Hearth Cooked Dinner Class – Join us for this special event with Hyland House’s President Bob Donahue. Learn how to cook a meal over charcoal 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. Please call 203-453-9477 or email for tickets.