Calendar of Events

Jul
25
Sun
A Guided Hike to Weir Pond – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Park Ranger Amanda Lord will lead a one hour guided walk during which she will introduce you to Julian Alden Weir, a world-class artist who lived and worked here from 1882 to 1919. We will walk in his footsteps through the landscape that inspired his Impressionist paintings. Our gentle hike will take us by historic stone walls and natural wonders, as we make our way to Weir Pond, which was added by Weir in 1896 as a place for fishing and recreation. Dogs on leash are welcome.

Program is free, registration required.  To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Informal Watercolor and Landscape Painting Instruction – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want a little help creating a masterpiece? Weir Farm Art Instructor Bobbi Eike Mullen provides informal instruction on painting with watercolors and landscape painting as part of our Take Part in Art program. Stop by and ask Bobbi for some pro tips anytime between 1:00 to 4:00 pm and remember free-to-use supplies are always available during visitor center hours!

Jul
28
Wed
Art and Agriculture Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This guided tour explores the agricultural history of Weir Farm, including the tenant farmers, historic barns, landscape and the artwork inspired by them.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Jul
29
Thu
Exploring Stone Walls Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ 735 Nod Hill Road
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join a Park Ranger on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historical Park to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Aug
4
Wed
Art and Agriculture Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This guided tour explores the agricultural history of Weir Farm, including the tenant farmers, historic barns, landscape and the artwork inspired by them.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Aug
5
Thu
Exploring Stone Walls Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ 735 Nod Hill Road
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join a Park Ranger on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historical Park to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Aug
8
Sun
Informal Watercolor and Landscape Painting Instruction – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want a little help creating a masterpiece? Weir Farm Art Instructor Bobbi Eike Mullen provides informal instruction on painting with watercolors and landscape painting as part of our Take Part in Art program. Stop by and ask Bobbi for some pro tips anytime between 1:00 to 4:00 pm and remember free-to-use supplies are always available during visitor center hours!

Aug
11
Wed
Art and Agriculture Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This guided tour explores the agricultural history of Weir Farm, including the tenant farmers, historic barns, landscape and the artwork inspired by them.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Aug
12
Thu
Exploring Stone Walls Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ 735 Nod Hill Road
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join a Park Ranger on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historical Park to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Summer Spectacular! FREE Family Arts Extravaganza @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Summer Spectacular

Thursday, July 15, 2021  and  Thursday, August 12, 2021

 

Beginning this July, we are pleased to present brand new Summer Spectaculars at the NBMAA! Come enjoy the summer weather and the Museum’s beautiful grounds located adjacent to scenic Walnut Hill Park. Throughout the day we will host a variety of activities including, giant walking puppets, jugglers, Italian ice, live music, drumming, art activities, food and beverage for purchase, hands-on art activity, lawn games, live music.