Sun May 7 – Sun May 28, 2017 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Frances’ Favorite Things

Sponsored by: CT Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection

What do Maria von Trapp and Oprah Winfrey have in common?  A list of their favorite things! Visit the Osborne Homestead Museum and learn about Frances’ Favorite Things!  Throughout the month of May, the Osborne Homestead Museum will be celebrating Frances Osborne Kellogg’s 141st birthday with a special museum tour and photography exhibition.  Visitors will see rare photos of Frances and understand her life by learning about the things that made her happy.   

Born on May 11, 1876 during the Victorian Era, Frances was a Renaissance woman—running her family’s businesses, breeding prized Holstein-Friesian cattle, inviting celebrities to speak and perform in Derby, and holding many civic positions.  But it wasn’t all work and no play.  Frances took time to smell the roses, literally.  In this special exhibition, visitors will learn about her favorite flowers, animals, hobbies, and more. 

Everyone has their favorite things! Visit the museum throughout the month of May and learn about Frances’ favorite things.  They might become your favorite things or you’ll learn what you and the “Lady of Derby” have in common!   The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open for free guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off of Rte. 34 in Derby.  For additional information call (203) 734-2513 or email

Admission: Free
Osborne Homestead Museum
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