Early Guilford Days


Early Guilford Days is an annual event jointly organized by The Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society of the Hyland House Museum and the Guilford Keeping Society.

Every spring since 1993, fourth graders from all the Guilford public elementary schools have participated in Early Guilford Days at the Hyland House. Dressed in period costumes, the students will take part in hands-on workshops such as hearth cooking, herb gardening, tin-smiting, colonial school, cornhusk dolls, and counted cross-stitch.

For the hundreds of students who attend each year, the Hyland House is a unique classroom. It is an open and appealing invitation to students—young and old—to explore, to observe, to appreciate, and to learn about early American history.

The Guilford Preservation Alliance and the PTOs of A.W. CoxCalvin Leete, Guilford Lakes, and Melissa Jones generously fund the public school Early Guilford Days, so that all students may attend for free.


Costume Counsel

Picture Gallery


The Hyland House is looking for volunteers to help with the workshops. If you are interested in sharing in the educational activity, please contact us.