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Celebrate Connecticut Open House Day

June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Osborne Homestead Museum Derby, CT


Travel back in time and explore the transformation and expansion of this modest 1800s farmhouse into an elegant twentieth-century Colonial Revival style home. Learn about Frances Osborne Kellogg’s profound attention to detail, the architectural career of her husband Waldo Kellogg, and his design influences in the home. The Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, CT, will be participating in the 18th annual Connecticut Open House Day—a state-wide celebration of art, history, and tourism—on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. During this one-day event, the museum will offer its ever-popular architecture tours.

Located adjacent to the Museum, the Kellogg Environmental Center will also provide a program for families looking at bird nests diversity and design. Using its collection of nests, naturalists will help guests understand construction types, structure, and material selection related to the needs of the birds that made them. The program takes place at 11:00 am in the Center’s classrooms and the display of nests will be available throughout the day and weekend. Additional activities highlighting animal architects will be provided for all to enjoy at their leisure.

Whether you’re a beginner, home improvement Do-It-Yourselfer looking for inspiration or romantic about Romanesque Revival style come to the Osborne Homestead Museum and learn about this Colonial Revival style home. Connecticut Open House Day is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT) and is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional art, culture, and history. This special day encourages residents to become ambassadors who share their newfound discoveries with visiting family and friends. The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s State Parks & Public Outreach Division, is open for free docent-led and self-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 Rte. 34 in Derby, CT. The Kellogg Environmental Center, a facility of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s State Parks & Public Outreach Division, is open 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off Rte. 34 in Derby. For further information or directions please email or phone the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203)734-2513.


June 11, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Osborne Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Avenue
Derby, CT 06418 United States
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