Museum Activities

Despite COVID-19 The Dudley Farm Museum continues to plan events of interest to our members.  For updates, please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dudleyfarmmuseum .

“We look forward to seeing you “down on the Farm.”

Upcoming Events at The Dudley Farm

The Dudley Farm Museum continues to plan events of interest to our members.  For updates, please check our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dudleyfarmmuseum) and our website (https://dudleyfarm.com/blog-news-events/).

Available anytime is a self-guided tour of The Farm grounds. The walking tour and associated aerial map are available on our website.  Take a walk around our Farm and learn about the sites and structures.

And have you been downstairs at the Munger Barn? There is a small display case which features artifacts from The Dudley Farm Museum.  ………

October And yes, there are opportunities to learn!  We are collaborating with Shoreline Adult Education to provide programs at the Munger Barn. Jim Powers will be presenting 2 programs in October: October 6th The Quinnipiac, The First People of the Shoreline; October 20th The Siege and Battles at Saybrook Fort during the Pequot War 1636-1637.

Beth Payne will present 19th Century Cures…or Curse. Patent Medicines from Around New England on October 13th.

Our Annual Meeting on October 21st will include our traditional pot luck dinner and a presentation “The Dudley Farm Museum; Moving from the 19th Century to the 21st Century and Beyond; How We Got There.”

Members are invited to share a dish with others, catch up with your friends and neighbors, and learn about the exciting happenings planned for The Dudley Foundation in 2022!

 Cups and plates will be provided, but you are asked to bring your own flatware. 

So – come at 6:30 PM to The Munger Barn, eat well, and learn about all that’s happening at The Dudley Farm. Of course, there will be voting by those present for our Officers and Board of Directors.

Hope to see you there.

October 30: Harvest Day returns!

We finish up the month with a return of our Annual Harvest Day!

After a year’s hiatus (thanks to Covid) we plan to have a variety of demonstrations
and events to celebrate the end of our season, including games for our young visitors
at our Annual Harvest Day.

The New England Lace Group will return to show off their bobbin lace making skills, and the Antique Tools and Trades in Connecticut Club will have members here to show off their collections, swap with others, or even give you an estimate of value on your special vintage tool or small piece of equipment. The blacksmith shop will be open, and our laundry center in operation. (Kids and water – always a winning combination!)

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There will be demonstrations of 19th century skills and crafts. Lunch items will be available for purchase, and the event is free. Come join in on the fun! So mark your calendar for October 30th from 9AM to 2PM.  And don’t forget our Market!

November: And just after Halloween, Beth will present Rest in Peace. Dudley Family Gravestone Symbols and Inscriptions, North Guilford. 1733-1991 November 3, while Jim Powers will finish our lecture series on November 10th with his local history presentation The Dutch Fort on Indian Neck in Branford.

All programs will be held in The Munger Barn from 7 PM to 8 PM and cost $15 per person.

Shoreline Adult Ed is handling all registration, so please contact them if interested.  203-488-5693.

December our Holiday Farmers’ Market and Craft Show returns.

This year we will hold this show the first two weekends in December and presently is planned to be held totally outside. This is always a very popular event, and our vendors are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to help you celebrate the holiday season.

Where did the summer go?

And of course, updated information will also be available through Dudley Farm Doings.

We look forward to seeing you “down on the Farm.”

Available anytime is a self-guided tour of The Farm grounds. The walking tour and associated aerial map are available on our website.  Take a walk around our Farm and learn about the sites and structures.

Looking for an outside activity for yourself, friends, or family? Why not take a self-guided tour of The Dudley Farm grounds.  Select an area of interest to visit or start in the beginning and spend 30-40 minutes exploring all we have to offer. The tour guide and map are available here:

You are welcomed to call to arrange for a personal tour of our Farmhouse and learn more about the people who lived here.   We always enjoy having visitors “down on the Farm.”

CT trust For Historic Preservations Has Relaunched The Connecticut Barns Trail Map
About a decade ago, the Historic Barns of Connecticut project was underway and resulted in a database of over 8,400 barns. From that information, we compiled seven self-guided barn tours, one in each region of the state. Staff has made updates to the map which will be available soon – in time for your fall leaf-peeping travels! View the map here.Contact us to reserve a hardcopy map

Reminder: masks and social distancing are required on the Farm

The Dudley Foundation recognizes that visitors may be concerned about COVID-19 and how it may affect them. Masks are required when appropriate social distancing is not possible.  For further information regarding COVID-19 in Guilford, Ct. please click on the following link:http://www.ci.guilford.ct.us/coronavirus-information-updates/

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