The Dudley Farm • 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
Dudley Museum 203-457-0770 • Munger Barn 203-457-9768
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It's the sweetest time of year!
We will again be making maple syrup in our sugar house. This family
activity gives young and old a chance to shake off cabin fever and enjoy
being outside. It is very weather dependent, so please check our
Facebook page or call (203-457-0770) for updates. We hope to tap our
trees February 15th, and demonstrate sugaring on the Farm Saturdays
from 10-2 and Sundays 11-3 through March 10th. Come make some
Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural
Regional Conference: March 8,9,10. Saving the Farm
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 ( https://alhfam.org/event-3173058 )
Traditional Rug Hooking Workshop
March 23rd and 24th
This traditional rug hooking workshop will be by master craftswoman Michele Micarelli
(Michelemicarelli.com). We are fortunate to have this talented, internationally known
individual to lead us during this at 2 day workshop full of color, color and more
color. Creativity discussions on dying and lots of fun. All levels welcome. Lunch will be
included in the cost. Please contact us at 203-457-0770 for more details or to register.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday Clean Up at the Farm
Starting at 9:00 am until about 12:00 noon, clean up
the Dudley Farm, please bring rakes, leaf blowers and of course gloves, anything you might be
able to use and if you have nothing maybe you could pick up sticks (broken branches)
Saturday, April 27, 2019 (Rain Date: Saturday, May 4th)
Community Tag Sale
8:30 AM to 2 PM
Spaces are $20 (12”x12”) and you will need to bring your own tables and chairs. Set-up on
Saturday morning must be completed by 7:30 AM. Early set-up on Friday Evening is at 6
PM. First come first serve. Food & beverages, including coffee & baked goods, will be
Donations accepted for gently used items in good condition for the Dudley Farm Tag Sale
Table. Please make an appointment to drop off donations. No clothing please. All proceeds
from Farm Table benefit The Dudley Farm Museum. For more information or to reserve a
space call Jerri Guadagno at 203-457-0770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dudley Farm will again be offering “Treasures from the Dudley Farm Attic (and barns!)
You just might find that early relic you’ve been looking for.
Sunday, April 29, 2019
Sunday Afternoon at the Farm
EARLY SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK
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,
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
Lauren Brown is the author of Wildflowers and Winter
Weeds, Weeds and Wildflowers in Winterand Grasses:
An Identification Guide.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
BRUNCH AT THE BARN! CELEBRATING 25 Years!
11 AM to 2 PM
Come join us Sunday, May 19th to celebrate the Museum’s
25the anniversary. With our Big Barn Project nearing
completion and other projects well on their way, we have
much to celebrate. Using products from our Farmers’
Market and prepared by The Marketplace at Guilford Food
Center, brunch will be served at the Munger Barn from 11
AM to 2 PM.
· Signature Mimosas
· Live Music with The Dudley Farm String Band
· Good conversation with friends
· Great food
· Silent Auction of specially donated items and services
You’ll be able to learn details about our restoration projects, and tour the Big Barn complex
so you can personally see what is taking place. Tickets are $45 per person and can be
purchased at The Dudley Farm Museum or by calling 203-457-0770 or by
Annual Report 2018
Our 2018 Annual Report is available for
you to review, Please click the link below.
Annual Report 2018
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 to support our work on the Big Barn
Project, and also 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
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Big Barn Project
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Photo by Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register.
Phase I and Phase II of the Big Barn Project are DONE, and February will see the beginning of Phase III!
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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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 email@example.com
Pen and Ink Illustration by Doug Williamson.
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