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{Visitors with a costumed interpreter in the Whitfield House}

Henry Whitfield State Museum

 

2014 EVENTS

 


May 1-December 14 (Wednesday-Sunday) 10-4:30
Guilford Goes Global
Exhibit of visitor photos showing the museum’s Guilford magnet in locales around the world. Free admission.

May 3-October 12 (Wednesday-Sunday) 10-4:30
Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Guilford Trade Goods
Exhibit of reproduction trade goods given to the Menuncatuck tribe by the Guilford colonists. Included with museum admission.

May 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday) 10-4:30pm
375th Opening Weekend
Unveiling of 375th decorations on the Whitfield House and opening of 2 new exhibits: “Selections with Connections” and “Coates to Wompom: The 1639 Trade Goods.” Included with museum admission.

June 7 (Saturday) 10-4:30pm
Rollwood Park Day & Covenant Day
$3.75 museum admission (under 6 free).

June 8 (Sunday) 1-4:00pm
New England Trail Day
Nature displays and tours of the Whitfield spur of the New England Trail. Free (admission required to tour museum buildings).

June 14 (Saturday) 10-4:30pm
Connecticut Open House Day: Puritans at Play!
Historical games and old-time toys, including bubble wands. Free admission.

June 28-29 (Saturday-Sunday) 10-4:30pm
Early Guilford Days: Family Festival
Craft demonstrations and refreshments. $3.75 admission (under 6 free).

July 2-31 (Wednesday-Sunday) 10-4:30pm
Frederick Lee & the War of 1812
Exhibit of artifacts from the Eagle’s first captain, Frederick Lee of East Guilford (Madison). Included with museum admission.

August 1-31 (Wednesday-Sunday) 10-4:30pm
Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse
Exhibit chronicling Guilford’s lighthouse and its keepers. Included with museum admission.

August 17 (Sunday) 10-4:30pm
Meet a Lighthouse Keeper
A costumed interpreter describes the life of a 19th century lighthouse keeper as well as War of 1812 incidents at Faulkner’s Light. Included with museum admission.

September 27 (Saturday) 10-4:30pm
Founders Day
375th celebration, including costumed interpreters and birthday cake. $3.75 admission (under 6 free).

October 12 (Sunday) 10-4:30pm
History Rocks: Stone Working in Early Guilford
Stone Wall Walk & Talk, Architecture Walk & Talk by museum curator Michael McBride, and make your own Whitfield House model. Included with museum admission.

October 22-December 14 (Wednesday-Sunday) 10-4:30
Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas

Exhibit on the origins and myths of the holidays. Included with museum admission.

October 25 (Saturday) 10-4:30pm
Halloween Hysterics at Henry’s
Flashlight tours, scavenger hunts, craft activities, displays on the Whitfield/Salem witch trial connection and the cemeteries under the Guilford Green, and tours of the Holidaze exhibit. Included with museum admission.

November 28-30 (Friday-Sunday) 10-4:30pm
Harvesting History
Display of reproduction trade items, “Make Your Marke” quill pen activity, reading of the Pilgrim Cat storybook each hour, and tours of the Holidaze exhibit. Included with museum admission.

December 5 (Friday) 4-8:00pm
Firelight Festival
Festive luminaries, outdoor fires, popcorn, marshmallows, s’mores, hot cider, hot chocolate, tours of Connecticut’s oldest house after dark and the Holidaze exhibit, natural holiday ornaments crafts, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas.

December 13-14 (Saturday-Sunday) hourly 11-4pm
Night Before Christmas Storytime
Reading of the classic holiday tale inside the 1639 Whitfield House, plus discounts on children’s toys, games, and books in the gift shop. Included with museum admission.

December 17-19 (Wednesday-Friday) 10-4:30pm
December 22-23 (Monday-Tuesday) 10-4:30pm
Gift Shop & Visitor Center Open
Holiday shopping, Holidaze exhibit, and Guilford Goes Global display. Free admission.


248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT 06437  ~  whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov  ~  203-453-2457