Seasons Greetings from Inside Connecticut’s Oldest House
November 9th: 10 to 4:30 pm
Three locations inside the Whitfield Museum buildings provide backdrops for holiday card photos. Bring your own camera. Regular museum admission plus a $10/group donation toward the preservation of the Whitfield House.
Photo courtesy of the state of Connecticut
Henry Whitfield State Museum explains the real story behind Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and delves into the myths and traditions of America’s fall and winter Holidays in their annual Holidaze exhibit
September 28 through December 15
248 Old Whitfield St.
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 4:30 pm
Admission: Adults $8, seniors $6, children (6-17) $5, 5 and under free.
How did candy canes get their stripes? What did the Pilgrims really eat at the first Thanksgiving? “Holidaze” explores the beginnings of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and how they evolved over time to become the holidays familiar to us today. Hands-on activities for all ages. Included with museum admission.
November 29 – December 1: 10-4:30pm
Display of reproduction trade items, “Make Your Marke” quill pen activity, reading of the Pilgrim Cat storybook each hour, and tours of the Holidaze exhibit. Included with museum admission.
December 6: 4 to 8 pm
Festive luminaries, outdoor fires, popcorn, marshmallows, s’mores, hot cider, hot chocolate, tours of Connecticut’s oldest house after dark and the Holidaze exhibit, natural holiday ornaments crafts, and a reading of the classic holiday story The Night Before Christmas.
Night Before Christmas Storytime
December 14 and 15: hourly 11 to 4:00 pm
Reading of the classic holiday tale inside the 1639 Whitfield House, plus discounts on children’s toys, games, and books in the gift shop. Included with museum admission.