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/

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.

And in other news …

The Dudley Foundation is pleased to announce that we have received financial support from the following sources in 2020:

The Dudley Farm is thankful to Connecticut Humanities for the $1510 grant to develop a self guided tour of The Dudley Farm. This tour is keyed to the aerial photograph provided by our volunteer, Robert Richard.

CT Humanities

The Guilford Savings Bank granted $500 to help us purchase and install roller shades in the Farmhouse. These will help protect the furnishings from damaging UV lighting.

The Guilford Foundation granted The Dudley Foundation $3100 to be used to help support the operations of The Dudley Farm during this period of lost income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

And members and friends of The Dudley Foundation generously supported The Dudley Farm Museum by responding to The Great Give in May. More than $4200 was received which will be used to maintain operations. We are very grateful for all this support.

We are very happy to announce that we have been selected to receive a $2500 CARES Act Relief Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as administered by Connecticut Humanities. The Dudley Foundation appreciates the affirmation and support that grant represents.

And it is with thanks that we announce the awarding of a $250 grant from Farm Credit East! This grant is specifically for our Farmers’ Market to assist with the costs associated with extra cleaning supplies, signage, and marketing strategies needed due to Covid-19 and CDC requirements. This allows us to promote the benefits of locally grown produce sold in an outside venue where vendors and customers can maintain the needed social distance. So please help us celebrate Saturday mornings at our Farmers’ Market.

Show your support on Amazon Smile

The Dudley Foundation is a registered nonprofit with Amazon Smile. The next time you shop at Amazon.com please consider shopping through the Amazon Smile link and select The Dudley Foundation as your charity of choice. Visit Amazon Smile for more details.

Update: Big Barn Project

The structural work on the Big Barn is now completed.  Why don’t you come by, look at our beautiful barn, gaze at our gardens—take a seat—maybe have a picnic. The Dudley Farm is a quiet space in this crazy world.

Click here for more details on The Big Barn Project.
Watch Connex Credit Union Video

Available: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

The Dudley Farm Organic Garden Group 

The Dudley Farm Organic Garden Group is being revised. No new meetings are scheduled but if you are interested in this please email gardens@dudleyfarm.com