Sat May 6, 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm

Osborne Homestead Museum Reopens

Sponsored by: CT Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection

The Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby will reopen for its 34th season on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Guided tours will introduce visitors to the extraordinary life of Frances Osborne Kellogg and to her wonderful collection of antiques and fine art in this charming Colonial Revival house.  As the spring season unfolds enjoy the flowering trees, aromatic shrubs, and splendid flowers of the Kellogg Estate. 

Frances Osborne Kellogg had a tradition of supporting the arts and promoting conservation.  This tradition continues with special events in June:

June 10     Connecticut Open House Day       10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Connecticut Office of Tourism is sponsoring the 12th annual Connecticut Open House Day, a statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut’s history, art, and culture.  The Osborne Homestead Museum is joining their effort by providing a special presentation on the Japanese art form ukiyo-e, a crafts workshop, and free tours of the museum featuring Japanese woodblock prints and Asian art. 

June 25     Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day       12 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day is a special state-wide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens.  The Osborne Homestead Museum is one of fifteen members of the prestigious Connecticut’s Historic Gardens whose different garden styles are honored on this day.

Other upcoming events this summer include a special architecture tour, a tea crafting workshop for children, a Victorian tea etiquette workshop for adults, and more. For more information on these events, please visit the Osborne Homestead Museum & Kellogg Environmental Center’s calendar of events at: The Osborne Homestead Museum will be open for guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sundays, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. through October.  There is no admission fee, but donations are gratefully accepted.  For group tours or for more information contact the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513.  The Osborne Homestead Museum and the Kellogg Environmental Center are facilities of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and are located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off Route 34 in Derby, CT.

Admission: Free
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