The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
ARCHIVE OF 12/7/2002

Archive of A Previous Program
Saturday, December 7, 2002

  December program: Visit to the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT

Join us on Saturday, December 7th for a visit to the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT with lunch afterwards at Apricots Restaurant. We'll meet in the parking lot at the museum at 11:00 am. Lunch will follow at 1:30 pm and you can order off the menu. If you have other commitments, you are welcome to join us for just the museum tour or the luncheon.

An American Collector's Christmas
Experience Hill-Stead as it looked to American novelist Henry James when he visited 100 years ago -- "an exquisite palace of peace, light and harmony." View dozens of objects from the Alfred Atmore Pope Collection, set out for the holidays and exhibited just once a year. Rarities such as a yellow jasperware Wedgewood tea set will complement the Morning Room's Chinese porcelain, brass vases, French Empire andirons, and an Antoine-Louis Barye bronze. In the dining room, admire the holiday table set for 12 with turn-of-the 20th-century American cut crystal; a yellow, red and gold Japanese-inspired china set; and gold candelabras with cut crystal drops. Decorative swags will festoon the mantles, and green wreaths will accent interior windows. You will notice many signs of holiday festivities: wrapped gifts beneath ornamented evergreens, board games underway, and evening frocks laid out in the upstairs bedrooms.

Admission to the museum is $9.00 for adults; $8.00 for seniors.

Program Schedule for Saturday, December 7, 2002:
 11:00 am - Hill-Stead Museum - Holiday tour
   1:30 pm - Apricots Restaurant - Lunch, Business Meeting, Show & Tell

Driving Directions
From I-84 East or West take Exit 39. Continue straight through the traffic light onto Route 4 West. At the first full traffic light, turn left onto Route 10 South (Main Street). At the next light, opposite Miss Porter's School, turn left onto Mountain Road. The museum's entrance is 1/2 mile on the left.

To get to Apricots Restaurant, continue on Route 4 West towards Unionville for 3 miles. Just after the traffic light at the Farmington Town Hall and High School (Monteith Drive), turn left into the Apricots parking lot.


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