Year: 2019

Update: Community Works with Bernadette Welsh on North Haven Public TV

During 2018, the Museum Director, Beth Payne, was interviewed and filmed by Bernadette Welsh of North Haven TV for her program, Community Works. This program in North Haven TV focuses on local non-profits which add value and interest to those living in our communities. The result was a 30-minute program which tells the story of The Dudley Farm Museum, encourages visitors to experience just a taste of what late 19th Century life on a local farm was like, and take part in some of the programs and activities which engage our visitors.

The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/263394075

The Dudley Farm Museum Has been featured in the Daily Nutmeg – see full article at: http://dailynutmeg.com/2018/07/20/dudley-farm-museum-family-farm/

It’s the sweetest time of year!

We will again be making maple syrup in our sugar house. This family activity gives young and old a chance to shake off cabin fever and enjoy being outside. It is very weather dependent, so please check our Facebook page or call (203-457-0770) for updates. We hope to tap our trees February 15th, and demonstrate sugaring on the Farm Saturdays from 10-2 and Sundays 11-3 through March 10th. Come make some sweet memories!

Community Tag Sale – April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Rain Date: Saturday, May 4th)
8:30 AM to 2 PM
Spaces are $20 (12”x12”) and you will need to bring your own tables and chairs. Set-up on Saturday morning must be completed by 7:30 AM. Early set-up on Friday Evening is at 6 PM. First come first serve. Food & beverages, including coffee & baked goods, will be available. Donations accepted for gently used items in good condition for the Dudley Farm Tag Sale Table. Please make an appointment to drop off donations. No clothing please. All proceeds from Farm Table benefit The Dudley Farm Museum. For more information or to reserve a space call Jerri Guadagno at 203-457-0047. The Dudley Farm will again be offering “Treasures from the Dudley Farm Attic (and barns!) You just might find that early relic you’ve been looking for.

Sunday Afternoon at the Farm EARLY SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK – April 29, 2019

Sunday, April 29, 2019
2-4 PM
Lauren Brown, Leader 
The Dudley Farm Museum is pleased to again have Lauren Brown lead interested folk on an Early Spring Wildflower Walk. As we walk, we will be helping maintain the trail by disposing of the invasive plant, garlic mustard.  Please note: NO DOGS for this event. You never know what we might find. Join local botanist Lauren Brown for a sneak preview of the season. Lauren Brown is the author of Wildflowers and Winter Weeds, Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter and Grasses: An Identification Guide.

Saturday, June 8 – Connecticut Open House Day

We will be open from 9AM to 4PM for this FREE and popular day at the Museum. Cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents and invite them to discover — and rediscover — Connecticut’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism.

Well-Being Day 2019

Event Date: June 22
Rain Date: June 29
Time: 9 AM – 12:30 PM

The following free activities are offered:

Better Bend and Squat for Gardeners
Katy Forline, Move2JoyLLC.com, Durham, CT. (860) 930-0890
Helpful hip and back anatomy and the use of props will be demonstrated along with easy ways to reduce risk to joints while gardening. Massage Therapist, Yoga Tune Up® Instructor, dancer, movement educator – Katy is locally known for her friendly approach to increasing body wisdom.

Chair Massage
Shoreline Massage, 854 Boston Post Road (Shoreline Plaza), Guilford, CT. (203) 689-5143
Shoreline Massage specializes in full body, Swedish, trigger point, and couples massage. Also, prenatal, hot stone, and foot massage, and reflexology. 

Children’s Corner
Singing with Susan Peak, Studio Blue Guitar, www.studioblueguitar.com, 860-836-8157. 

Eating Well:  Joan Sommers RD, CDN, CDE, jmmwellness.com, Guilford, CT. 203-533-7137
Joan is a certified nutritionist who works at JMM Wellness in Guilford and specialized in diabetes, weight management and bariatrics. She will be preparing healthy dishes using food grown by the Farmers’ Market vendors, and offering samples, nutritional advice, and recipes.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Emily Haight, EmilyHaightYoga.com, Clinton, CT.
As a certified RYT Yoga instructor, Emily is determined to teach yoga that empowers, to help people achieve physical alignment, body positivity, a clear mind and happy heart. The class is open to all ages and experience, and she makes yoga accessible to every person. Please bring your own mat or towel.

Music & Mandalas
Ann West, Mandala Cello Woman, Guilford, CT. 203 453-0291
Ann is a professional cellist and Jungian life coach. She will give a brief introduction to the Mandala (“sacred circle”) used in traditional Asian meditation, and as a therapeutic tool to help people who want to sooth the soul and deepen self-awareness. Participants will be guided to draw their own mandalas, accompanied by live cello music. 

Taoist Tai Chi for Health and to Relieve Stress.
Greg Coleman and Edwina Trentham, Taoist Tai Chi Society of America, Guilford, CT.
Poets and instructors, Greg and Edwina will introduce the moves of Taoist Tai Chi, which is designed to promote health and well-being for people of all ages and in all health conditions. Continuing students will demonstrate the complete set of Tai Chi moves. No experience necessary.

Walking Labyrinth
Greg Coleman, heartstonelabyrinths.com, Moodus, CT.
When Greg designs labyrinths for people he seeks to express their intentions and energy. He has created a temporary walking labyrinth for the Dudley Farm and and invites all of you to begin your exploration of labyrinths and the patterns of energy that are around and within us all.

Pizza Soiree

Sunday August 11, 2019

Project: Music Heals Us & The Dudley Farm Museum partner to present an evening of gourmet pizza, award-winning brews, and chamber music in a barn. Grab your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and come enjoy the inaugural…

PIZZASOIRÉE at DUDLEY FARM
on August 11, 6pm-8pm
2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT.

PMHU and The Dudley Farm Museum present a preview of their anticipated upcoming summer festival, Shoreline ChamberFest. The new 4-dayFestival of Music and Food, slated for June 2020, will present the world’s finest in chamber, jazz, and folk music amidst the rustic charm and 300-year-old history of one of New England’s most beloved farms. This summer’s “preview concert” on Sunday, August11th, catered by FrankAndrews Mobile Kitchen pizza truck and the Gold-MedalWinners of the Great American Brew Festival – Melvin Brewing, will feature the internationally-acclaimed Co-Directors of PMHU, violistMolly Carr and cellist Andrew Janss, alongside PMHU’s roster of musicians from the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, performing Antonin Dvorak’s iconic “American” Quintet.
Don’t Wait!
Limited Space Available!

— All proceeds directly subsidize Project: Music Heals Us’ regular programming in local nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, homeles sshelters, and prisons. PMHU presents interactive classical music performances to diverse audiences by artists of the highest caliber in order to provide encouragement, education and healing, with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated and homeless populations.
For more information please visit www.pmhu.org  or email projectmusichealsus@gmail.com.
— The Dudley Farm Museum, located on ten picturesque acres in North Guilford CT, is maintained and operated by the non profit 501 (c)3 Dudley Foundation. The museum occupies a portion of the land farmed by the Dudley family foralmost 300 years. Cared for and maintained by volunteers, the farmhouse museum, barns, outbuildings, grounds and livestock appropriate to the period allow visitors to step back in time to experience farm life as it once was. The concert venue, The Munger Barn,was originally built as a cow barn in 1890 in Madison, CT. It was dismantled and relocated to the Dudley Farm Museum in the mid 1990s. An old fashioned barn raising in 2002 brought it back to life as the center for social gatherings , programs and workshopsat the farm. Visit www.dudleyfarm.com formore information about the museum and how to help preserve the past for future generations.

Antique Farm Equipment Show

August 17, 2019

The Dudley Foundation is pleased to host an Antique Farm Equipment Show on the grounds of The Dudley Farm Museum August 17th starting at 9:30 AM. This event will include vintage equipment selected from The Dudley Farm collections for sale and display items from members of the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association. Additionally, 19th-century books selected from The Dudley Farm Museum’s collection, which includes many farm and machinery related items, will be sold. There is no charge to look, exhibit or tell yarns! Proceeds from the sale will be used to help restore the late 19th-century sawmill which is on the Museum grounds. Exhibitors are welcomed to show their rusty or restored antique machinery after arranging with Craig Reynolds, who may be reached at 203-707-4250. Please feel free to leave a message. The Dudley Farm Museum is a late 19th-century agricultural museum located on the north-east corner of Rtes. 77 and 80 in North Guilford. The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM, and Sunday 1 PM to 4 PM. For further information please call 203-457-0770. We would love to have you visit us “down on the Farm!”

Harvest Day October 19, 2019

This year we are offering a great photo opportunity to visitors on Harvest Day! Bring your camera and take a picture of your friends or family to use for your winter holiday greetings . Where else can you get a photo of a nice old red truck
filled with holiday gifts and tree?