The Dudley Farm • 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
Dudley Museum 203-457-0770 • Munger Barn 203-457-9769
Photo by Janet Dudley.|
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Saturdays, December 1 & 8, 2018 from 9 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11 AM to 3 PM
Holiday Open House & Market
Step back in time and visit the 1844 Dudley Farmhouse and Museum for cookies, carols, and merriment and browse through the two floors of the 1890 Munger Barn to purchase those special homegrown and handmade artisanal gifts presented by more than 30 local vendors. See Father Christmas, listen to the dulcimer, and experience the hospitality of a 19th Century Connecticut farm on Saturdays, December 1st & 8th, from 9 AM to 2 PM and Sunday, December 2nd from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Photo by Beth Payne.|
The Farmhouse will also have its free drawings for the floral centerpieces on display. The arrangements are designed and donated by Michael Russo of Trout Lily Farm and Janet Dudley.
The Dudley Farm Organic Garden Group
7 to 8:30 PM
The Dudley Farm Organic Garden Group is being revised. No new meetings are scheduled but if you are interested in this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Report 2018
Our 2018 Annual Report is available for
you to review, Please click the link below.
Annual Report 2018
The Dudley Foundation Develops 5-Year Strategic Plan
Thanks to a grant from Connecticut Humanities the Dudley Foundation’s Board has
developed and is now implementing a 5-Year Strategic Plan. Connecticut Humanities, a
nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and
historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.
Developed with the guidance of Donna Baron, Museum Consultant, this plan will
provide direction to the organization in fulfilling its mission “To preserve, restore, and
operate the farm as a historical, educational, and recreational resource to serve the
general public” for the next five years. Key elements include:
- Provide appropriate care and stewardship for the historic structures and natural
environment of The Dudley Farm. Current projects include maintenance of the
Farmhouse and completion of the Big Barn Project.
- Enhance our patrons’ experience at The Dudley Farm by providing quality visitor
services, comfortable access, carefully selected reproduction spaces and historically
accurate and engaging programming.
- Preserve and provide thoughtful physical and intellectual access for the collections
belonging to The Dudley Farm.
- Assure the sustainability of the Dudley Farm by providing an effective Board with a
working committee structure and viable succession plan, a strong membership and
volunteer base and a secure diversified financial foundation.
- Consolidate The Dudley Farm, Dudley Foundation’s brand identity.
Progress on these goals will be reported on at least an annual basis to the membership.
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Big Barn Project: Granary Section Complete
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Photo by Beth Payne.
Phase I and Phase II of the Big Barn Project are DONE! Now on to the next part. As you know, money doesn’t grow on trees (and we even planted money plants in an attempt to make more!) so donations to the 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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Help Keep Our Textile Collection Cozy and Warm
Do you know the Dudley Farm Museum has more than 40 quilts, a large
collection of period clothing, and several 19th century wedding gowns? Some
of these articles are really beautiful, but many are in need of conservation — a
process which is both time consuming and expensive.
We would like to establish a special fund for the care of our extensive textile
collection, starting with the conservation of the crazy quilt donated to us by
the Potter family when the Museum first began. This historically significant
piece has been displayed in the Museum library for years, and contains
references to the Blizzard of ’88, various Connecticut towns, and other
significant events of local historical interest.
So — as you stay cozy and warm under YOUR quilt (or blanket!) this winter,
consider a donation to the Dudley Foundation to help support our efforts to
preserve our past. As always, your contribution are tax-deductible. Simply
note on your check “Textile Conservation Fund.”
Thanks for your help.
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.
Saturday, October 20th
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Join us on Saturday, October 20 for Harvest Day at The Dudley Farm Museum, 2351 Durham
Road, North Guilford, CT. From 9 AM to 2 PM, The Dudley Farm Museum and the Farmers’
Market will celebrate the Harvest with family fun and autumnal delights. This free event
includes demonstrations of early 19th Century skills, crafts & games for children, food,
music and a special October Market. The Rain Date is October 27.
Photo by Barbara Hanson.|
Around the Farm
The Dudley Farm Museum offers demostrations such as weaving on our 19th Century loom,
working the oxen, blacksmithing, cooking on the coal stove and grinding corn. There
will be games like “hoop the pumpkin” and “beanbag toss,” and
hands-on crafts for children like spoon-doll making and pumpkin painting. Activities for young
and old alike
are designed to give a glimpse into farm life as it once was. The Farmhouse will be
open for tours and visitors can stroll around the picturesque grounds and see sheep,
oxen, chickens and antique cars & trucks. Phase I of the Big Barn Project is
complete; take the opportunity to see the restored Granary and learn more about
Phases II and III of the restoration project.
At the Market
The Farmers’ Market features seasonal produce, mums & cut flowers, eggs, baked
& canned goods, naturally-raised meats, honey & maple syrup, pickles and jams &
jellies. Our handmade art and crafts include jewelry, soap, woodworking, pottery,
baskets & beeswax candles, handspun yarn, paintings, photographs & cards, fiber
art & accessories, mosaics and hand-painted glassware. In addition, Market vendors
will present demonstrations on spinning and soap making and a talk on beekeeping.
The Summer Market continues every Saturday, 9 AM to 12:30 PM, through October and
will end the season on October 29 with our 4th Annual Halloween Party. Market
vendors are planning Trick or Treat surprises between 9 AM and 12:30 PM. Children
must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact the Museum at 203-457-0770 or the Market at 860-349-
3917 or check us out on Facebook at Dudley Farm Museum. The
market is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
Pen and Ink Illustration by Doug Williamson.
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