CT Open House Day, June 10th!
June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street
Join us for Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 10th for free guided historic house and garden tours beginning at 12:00 pm with the last tour leaving at 3:00 pm.
The tavern kitchen will be a must stop during your visit to Stanley-Whitman House in Farmington. The historic structure dating back over three hundred years will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m.
In the Whitman Tavern’s kitchen visitors can hear about the evolution of kitchens, cooking techniques and fireplaces from Dennis Picard, history interpreter. Picard will present several styles of cooking demonstrated throughout the day. The dishes featured will include such Early American fare as braised cabbage, spring greens with a hot dressing, vegetables braised in cider and potato soup.
Volunteers from the museums’s Dooryard Garden Society will be onsite in the museum’s historic gardens to talk about the living collection of indigenous and colonial plants that were grown for medicinal, culinary and utilitarian plants that were grown on site, a garden tradition that started since the founding of the museum in 1935.
And of course, it being CT Open House Day, our history docents will be in costume and offer guided tours throughout the rooms of our c. 1720 National Historic Landmark.
// ABOUT THE MUSEUM //
Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in Colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.
Located in the historic village of Farmington, the museum facility is centered on a c. 1720 National Historic Landmark house, furnished with period antiques to reflect the everyday activities of Colonial life in Connecticut. Surrounding the house are period raised bed gardens, an apple orchard, and heritage stone walls.
Stanley-Whitman House also manages the Village Green (at the intersection of Routes 4 and 10), Farmington’s ancient burial ground on Main Street (also known as Memento Mori), and Scott Swamp Cemetery on Route 6.