The Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden has two inspiring events to brighten November’s darker days!
On Sunday, November 13, from 1 – 3 p.m., please join us in the historic Hatheway Barn for our annual wreath-making event. Debora Reynolds of Old Hill Gardens will lead participants through the age-old process of creating an evergreen wreath inspired by the natural landscape. Information on hanging your creation and preserving your base for a future design will be included.
All materials are included except for the bow; a selection of ribbon will be available to purchase during the workshop. Registration is required and space is limited. Bring your own gloves and pruners/clippers.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://ctlandmarks.org/event/wreath-workshop-phelps-hatheway-house-garden/
On Wednesday, November 16, at 12 p.m., Site Administrator Lynn Mervosh will offer a virtual tour of the unique and magnificent holdings at two of Connecticut Landmarks’ properties. Visitors to the Phelps-Hatheway and Bellamy-Ferriday Houses can view exquisite examples of 18th and 20th-century wallpapers in beautiful condition thanks to staff research care, and restoration. In this virtual discussion, we will trace the papers’ histories and learn about the lives of the people who selected them for their homes.
With the Landmarks Lunch and Learn series, Connecticut Landmarks will take you inside the history of the organization’s people, buildings, and gardens, and make deeper connections to the unique arts and culture around the sites. Program details and registration information may be found at: https://ctlandmarks.org/event/landmarks-lunch-learn-arabesques-riots-and-restoration-the-wallpapers-of-connecticut-landmarks/.
About the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden: The Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden is located at 55 South Main Street, Suffield. It is open for tours by advance reservation May through October. For hours and more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org or call (860) 668-0055.
Connecticut Landmarks uses historic properties to inspire an understanding of our complex past. Founded in 1936 as the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, we are a state-wide network of twelve significant historic properties that span four centuries of New England history. Our real-life stories, as told through our collections, make history matter. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.