June 19, 2013
Osborne Homestead Museum Celebrates Connecticut Historic Gardens Day
The Osborne Homestead Museum, along with the other thirteen members of the prestigious Connecticut Historic Gardens Trail, will celebrate the Tenth Annual Connecticut Historic Gardens Day on Sunday, June 23. There will be guided tours of the museum and gardens and a special one-woman show, “The Edwardian Lady’ ‘at the Kellogg Environmental Center at 2:00 p.m.
From 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., visitors can enjoy tours of the museum's lovely Colonial Revival gardens. After strolling through the gardens, visitors can visit the historic house museum and learn about Frances Osborne Kellogg's passion for gardening and land conservation. Complimentary museum and garden tours will be offered every half hour on the hour.
At 2:00 p.m., visitors can see actress Kandie Carle perform “The Edwardian Lady”. During the performance, Ms. Carle will get dressed for the audience, using her collection of authentic historic clothing to illustrate the manners, customs and etiquette of the early 1900s Edwardian time period. Throughout the presentation she will share insights into the fashion, lifestyle, manners, and etiquette of men, women and children, including interesting and ‘myth busting’ anecdotes. This enjoyable, interactive, and humorous program will delight audiences of all ages. There is a suggested donation of $5.00. Seating is limited. Reservations for the performance are requested, please call 203-734-2513.
The Connecticut Historic Gardens Trail offers visitors an opportunity to explore a variety of garden styles and time periods. More information about the Connecticut Historic Gardens can be found at www.cthistoricgardens.org
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. The museum is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby. For additional information call (203) 734-2513.