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!”

And in other news …

Available: Annual Report 2018

Our 2018 Annual Report is available for you to review.


Update: Grants Awarded

1. The Dudley Farm Museum received a $3,053 grant from The Guilford Foundation to support the development of the Museum’s Interpretation Plan. The goal of this plan is to use the land, buildings and collections of the Dudley Farm Museum to explore the agricultural history of North Guilford, CT by developing an understanding of the operation of the Dudley family farm from 1870 to 1910, the roles/work of family members and the importance of farming in Guilford’s past, present and future. We are very grateful for this support!

2. Grants were also received from the 1772 Foundation in cooperation with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation to support our work on the Big Barn Project, as well as a  grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to help fund the reconstruction of an icehouse and inclusion of public restrooms. These projects will add much to help us achieve our mission.

3. Thanks to a generous grant from the Summer Hill Foundation we will be able to complete several smaller projects this year at the Farm, including our reconstructed milk house and public restrooms.

4. The Dudley Foundation received a $5000 grant from the The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven which has allowed us to incorporate public restrooms into our newly (re)constructed ice house) .


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.

Special Summer Exhibit

The Five Historic Museums of Guilford have planned a summer long exhibit at each of the museums entitled:

For Wee Folk: Toys and Miniatures for Children.

You are invited to visit each museum to see how views of children changed from 1639 to 1910. In an age before super-sized toy stores, pampered children, and helicopter parents, a new concept of a child’s formative years began to emerge in 19th-century New England. There was an increasing awareness that “childhood” was an important time, separate from infancy, yet distinctly different from young adulthood and maturity. The view of children changed completely. No longer were they seen as infants or small adults with no in-between stage. The 19th century brought on the acceptance of a middle ground that all children go through where they are considered to be innocent as well as physically and mentally incapable of handling adult issues. Now children were seen as playful and cute and it was no longer acceptable to use physical punishment or soothing syrups such as opium to handle a child. Learn about the furniture, toys, games and activities of The Dudley Farm children from 1870-1910.


Update: Big Barn Project

Phase I and Phase II of the Big Barn Project are DONE, and  Phase III is almost completed ! Now on to the next project. As you know, money doesn’t grow on trees (and we even planted money plants in an attempt to make more!) so donations to our project are gratefully received. 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.
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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