May 6, 2013
Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby Reopens for its 30th Season
The Osborne Homestead Museum has reopened for the new season. Guided tours introduce visitors to the extraordinary life of Frances Osborne Kellogg and to her wonderful collection of antiques and fine art at this charming Colonial Revival house. Take a stroll among the flowering trees, fragrant shrubs and gorgeous flowers of the Kellogg Estate gardens or hike through the forests and meadows of Osbornedale State Park.
Francis Osborne Kellogg had a tradition of supporting the arts. This tradition continues with upcoming events. On Saturday May 11 at 2 pm, the Kellogg Environmental Center will commemorate Francis’ birthday by hosting a poetry reading and book signing by Marilyn Nelson, Connecticut’s former poet laureate. The one-woman performance, “They Called Me Lizzy…from Slavery to the White House” takes place on Saturday, June 8 at 2 pm and on Sunday, June 23 Kandie Carle will present a one-woman performance highlighting the fashion and customs of the early 1900’s Edwardian era at 2 pm.
The Osborne Homestead Museum be will open for guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. through October. There is no admission fee; donations are gratefully accepted. For group tours or for more information y contact the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513. The Osborne Homestead Museum and the Kellogg Environmental Center are facilities of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and are located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.