Twilight Tours at the Osborne Homestead Museum
December 3 @ 4:00 pm - December 17 @ 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021
ENJOY TWILIGHT TOURS AT THE OSBORNE HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
Commemorate the 101st Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution this holiday season! Visit the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Connecticut and learn about the courageous women and men of the women’s suffrage movement. On Fridays, December 3, 10, and 17, 2021, the museum will present “Twilight Tours” to display the amber glow of the decorations from 4PM to 7PM.
For more than thirty years, volunteers have created the gorgeous holiday decorations at the museum. Garden clubs and local organizations have decorated twelve rooms honoring the women and men of Connecticut, United States, and abroad who have fought for women’s suffrage. These talented and committed volunteers are Derby Garden Society, Friends of Derby Neck Library, Naugatuck Garden Club, Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, Garden Club of Orange, Valley Arts Council, Women Redefining Retirement Milford, Garden Club of Woodbridge, and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club.
This year’s theme, “Holiday Tribute to the Suffragists”, is a belated celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Frances Osborne Kellogg was a suffragist and auditor of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association. She is among many of the women and men who will be recognized in the fight for and against women’s suffrage.
Visit the Osborne Homestead Museum and learn how women won the right to vote! Because your health and safety are our priority, pre-registration is required for Twilight Tours. Tour tickets can be booked in advanced by calling 203-734-2513, emailing DEEP.Kellogg@ct.gov, or visiting the online registration page at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/OsborneHomesteadMuseum@ct.gov/bookings/. Admission is FREE and donations are accepted. The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s State Parks & Public Outreach Division, is open for free tours on Thursdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off Rte. 34 in Derby, CT.
The New Normal Health & Safety Guidelines for CT State Parks provides important guidance for participants and visitors (https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/COVID-19/Health_Safety_Flyer_NN_Final.pdf). For further information or directions, please email DEEP.Kellogg@ct.gov or phone the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203)734-2513.