The Dudley Farm - 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437

The Dudley Farm • 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437 • 203–457–0770
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A visit to The Dudley Farm Museum is a step back in time,
a rural retreat from the past, preserved for the future.

Photograph of Dudley farmhouse.
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
The Dudley Farm Museum is located on the northeast corner of Routes 77 and 80 at 2351 Durham Road.

News & Events
The Dudley Farm 2016 Winter Market
First Saturday of the month, February 6, March 5, April 2 & May 7
9 AM to 12:30 PM

   Photograph of cardinal in snow.
   Photo by Barbara Hanson.
The Dudley Farm Winter Market will be held the first Saturday of each month February through May, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM in the Munger Barn. We offer baked goods, eggs, handmade crafts, jams and jellies, naturally-raised meats, pickles, winter vegetables and more.

Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

The Big Barn Project (BBP)
The life and history of each farm revolves around its main barn. That’s where the animals are housed, the equipment is kept and the history of the farm is preserved. At The Dudley Farm Museum, the up to now, un-restored big gray barn, will now take on this important role.
Click here for more details on The Big Barn Project.
Click here for more details on BRUNCH AT THE BARN!
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Change of date, time and place for the Garden Group’s February meeting
Tuesday, February 2nd
6:45 PM

Our group will be joining the Branford Garden Club on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:45 PM at the Branford Community House, 46 Church Street, Branford, CT

Judy Stone will give an informal talk:
Organic Gardening: What, Why and How
This meeting is free and open to the public; please bring along interested friends. The evening will be a great opportunity to share experiences about organic gardening, whether you are experienced and even especially if you are a novice. It will be a good opportunity to connect with other local gardeners, some of whom are members of the Branford Community Garden, the Dudley Farm, their visitors and supporters, and the Branford Garden Club.

The talk will address why and how we garden organically, some of the science behind this, and in a much larger context the environmental issues at stake. There will be a slide show of photos from the Dudley Farm Community Garden and other organic gardens. Resource materials will be available.

The Dudley Farm Garden Group
Second Tuesday of each month
7 to 8:30 PM

Next Meeting: March 8th, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 129 Ledge Hill Road, North Guilford, CT
Please note: The January and March meetings will be held at St. John’s to allow for better access in case of snow.

Directions to St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 129 Ledge Hill Road, North Guilford (on the hill with the Congregational Church and Melissa Jones School). Ledge Hill is off of Long Hill Road, approximately a mile north of Rt. 80. There is ample parking in front of and to the side of the church. The meeting is upstairs, and the accessible entry is at the front of the church.

The Dudley Farm Museum is sponsoring a garden discussion group focused on growing organic edibles—vegetables, herbs and flowers. This will be an informal group allowing the participants to share knowledge and ideas about organic methods and successful plants for this area.

Possible discussion topics include insect and disease control, starting a fall and winter garden, soil improvement, encouraging beneficial insects and plants, good recipes, composting, etc.

During the growing season the Dudley Farm Community Garden provides an opportunity for participants to see firsthand some of the methods and results of organic gardening and to talk to gardeners about their experiences there. We have many very knowledgeable participants, including several Master Gardeners. We have good contacts with other community gardens and plan field trips to other gardens.

The group is open to the public and—like the Dudley Farm—not limited to Guilford residents. No prior gardening experience is necessary. Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner. There is no charge. For more information call the office 203-457-0770 and leave a message for Judy Stone, Dudley Farm Community Garden Coordinator, or email with a message to be forwarded.

We recommend that you check the farm website on the day of the meeting in the event of a weather or other type of unexpected cancellation. You may also be added to a BCC email mailing list to get direct communications.

Help Keep Our Textile Collection Cozy and Warm
Drawing of women quilting.

Do you know the Dudley Farm Museum has more than 40 quilts, a large collection of period clothing, and several 19th century wedding gowns? Some of these articles are really beautiful, but many are in need of conservation — a process which is both time consuming and expensive.

We would like to establish a special fund for the care of our extensive textile collection, starting with the conservation of the crazy quilt donated to us by the Potter family when the Museum first began. This historically significant piece has been displayed in the Museum library for years, and contains references to the Blizzard of ’88, various Connecticut towns, and other significant events of local historical interest.

So — as you stay cozy and warm under YOUR quilt (or blanket!) this winter, consider a donation to the Dudley Foundation to help support our efforts to preserve our past. As always, your contribution are tax-deductible. Simply note on your check “Textile Conservation Fund.”

Thanks for your help.

Voices from North Guilford
Over eight years in the making, the book Voices from North Guilford has been published and is available for purchase at The Dudley Farm Museum. Click here for details.

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Sheep peeking out of the Big Barn
The Big Barn Project

Now Available: Map of North Guilford, CT dated 1867.
Click here for more details on the book Voices from North Guilford.

Pen and Ink Illustration by Doug Williamson.

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