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/
Regional Conference: Saving the Farm – March 8,9,10
We are very pleased to have been selected to host this all-New England Conference in March. We will be featuring presentations from local folks, as well as experts from around the state. An opportunity for one and all, details are on the ALFHAM website.
Sunday, April 29, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.