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Farmington, CT
(range: < 1 mile)
Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington, Connecticut. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.  (This excerpt taken from the Stanley-Whitman House website)
Hill-Stead Museum image
Farmington, CT
(range: < 1 mile)
Hill-Stead was the first architectural project of founder Theodate Pope Riddle (1867–1946), one of the first licensed female architects in the U.S., and an early proponent of historic preservation. Designed as a country home for her parents, the Colonial Revival mansion has welcomed over a million visitors since opening to the public in 1947, and is one of the nation’s few remaining representations of early-20th-century country estates with 152 acres of gardens and grounds.  (This excerpt taken from the Hill-Stead Museum website)
Farmington Canal Heritage Trail image
Farmington, CT
(range: 2 miles)
The FCHT, 58 miles of which is paved in Connecticut, stretches from New Haven to the Massachusetts border before continuing into Massachusetts for a total length of 80.2 miles and 11 towns. The multi-use trail runs along abandoned rail corridors and canal tow paths through urban, suburban and rural areas of Southern Connecticut and the Farmington Valley. Along the way are historic buildings, canal locks, the remains of canal aqueducts and other landmarks that provide a rich cultural background for the trail experience. The largest gap remaining is 9.1 miles from southern Farmington, through all of Plainville into northern Southington. (This excerpt taken from the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail website)
Stanley Golf Course is a beautiful 27 hole public golf course including a Teaching Academy & 19 station driving range (10 of the driving range bays are covered, heated and illuminated) located just minutes from Hartford in New Britain, CT close to major highways. (This excerpt taken from the Stanley Golf Course website)
The West Hartford Reservoirs and Reservoir 6 are the sites of MDC's water treatment facilities, five small reservoirs and more than 3,000 acres of some of the most beautiful woodlands and trails in the region. A nature lover's paradise, the area features 3,000 acres of beautiful forestland; there are more than 30 miles of paved and gravel roads for joggers and bicyclists, hiking trails, wheel-chair accessible picnic groves, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. (This excerpt taken from the West Hartford Reservoirs website)
Today, the museum building includes the historic house, the Jodik Education Center with a working reproduction open hearth, two exhibition galleries, a newly renovated Visitor Reception Center (VRC), and the Hamilton Gallery. The VRC includes a museum shop, a one-room schoolhouse theater, and a long-term exhibit on Noah Webster. The museum holdings also include a diverse collection of decorative arts, manuscripts, books, and ephemeral artifacts related to Noah Webster as well as to the local community. (This excerpt taken from the Noah Webster House website)
The NBMAA collection represents over three centuries of the major artists and movements of American art. Today it contains over 8,400 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, and photographs. (This excerpt taken from the New Britain Museum of American Art website)
Blue Fox Run was developed as an 18 hole golf course in the early 1970’s. Throughout the ensuing years, the golf course had undergone several name changes but has always been considered a staple in Farmington Valley where golfers of all levels enjoyed a blend of outstanding golf complimented by the scenic nature of the property . (This excerpt taken from the Blue Fox Run Golf Course website)
The Newington Historical Society & Trust, Inc. seeks to promote interest in and appreciation of the history of Newington and environs from the time of earliest settlement to the present. (This excerpt taken from the Kellogg-Eddy House website)
The Farmington Valley Arts Center is enriching lives through art. We are dedicated to cultivating a community where people can create, learn, exhibit, exchange ideas and inspire each other. We welcome and support participants of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds on their personal artistic journey. (This excerpt taken from the Farmington Valley Arts Center website)
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