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Creating Historical Perennial Gardens

Dudley Farm 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT, United States

Explore the flower choices of bygone times as you tour the Dudley Farm’s 19 th -century perennial gardens with Schuyler Beeman. You’ll learn how to meld classic exotic and true native plants into a perennial garden design that will provide consecutive flowering and year-round visual interest. Presenter: Schuyler Beeman is a Guilford native and owner […]

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Poets and Bards Down On The Farm

Dudley Farm 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT, United States

Gather at the Dudley Farm to join Guilford Poet Laureates Gordy Whiteman and Mark McGuire-Schwartz, actor Norman Marshall, and musician Joe Flood for poems and songs of rural life. We will also hear from and honor the winners of the Guilford High School Poetry Contest. Presenters: Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood has traveled a long […]

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Conversations with Historical Objects

Dudley Farm 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT, United States

Each week we’ll focus on one object from the Dudley Farm museum collections and explore what stories can be generated from different perspectives. Objects will include: Amy Dudley’s book of cloth scraps, a stone tool from 7000 years ago, and a 19 th -century mushball. Discussion will be limited to 15 people to allow for […]

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Intro to Knitting

Inviting true beginners to join experienced knitters Mary Linden and Mary Norris under the trees at the Dudley Farm to discover the traditional art of knitting. We will learn the two main stitches, which needles go with what yarn, and how to read a simple pattern. You’ll soon be on your way to creating wonderful […]

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Indigenous Storytelling and Art Show

Dudley Farm 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT, United States

The Dudley Farm’s Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum invites you to a special event with Deborah Spears Moorehead, as she brings to life in a dramatic and captivating manner the traditional stories of the Wampanoag people, stories that have been passed down for generations that preserve and perpetuate the history and culture of not just the Wampanoag, […]

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Creation Stories for Challenging Times

Dudley Farm 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT, United States

Our world is highly chaotic and there is a lot of stress. In overwhelming times, people over the millennia have returned to their creation stories to become recentered. This workshop will revisit a variety of creation myths from around the world, including Egyptian, Celtic, and Native American. After lunch (fee), we will discuss how mandalas have served as a universal […]

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Dudley Farm Anniversary Concert

Dudley Farm 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT, United States

Celebrate 30 years of the Dudley Farm Foundation with a free concert by the renowned Dudley Farm String Band. Bring chairs, a blanket, and a picnic dinner—or pick up a delicious meal prepared on-site by pop-up MexItaly Kitchen, a local favorite. Then enjoy a beautiful summer evening relaxing on our grounds listening to this Americana band’s signature blend […]

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Atlatl and Stone Projectile Point Making Demonstrations

Dudley Farm 2351 Durham Road, Guilford, CT, United States

For many thousands of years, before the introduction of the bow and arrow 2,000 years ago, the primary weapon of the Indigenous people of Southern New England was the atlatl; a short thin five to six foot spear tipped with a stone projectile point and thrown using a throwing stick. Come see a demonstration using […]

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