DEEP: Celebrate “Holiday in Connecticut” at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby

2013 Press Release
November 20, 2013
Celebrate “Holiday in Connecticut” at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a holiday celebration at the Osborne Homestead Museum this holiday season. Beginning on November 29 the museum will be magnificently decorated to the theme of “Holiday in Connecticut.”  The décor will reflect Connecticut’s agricultural and literary achievements and technological and culinary innovations.  Upon entering the museum, visitors will see and learn about Connecticut “firsts” and view rooms lavishly decorated in brass, silver, and silk highlighting the time when the state was the leader in textiles and metals manufacturing. 
The Osborne Homestead Museum exhibits the fine art and antiques of Frances Osborne Kellogg who was a prominent figure in the dairy and manufacturing industries.  As they have done for more than twenty years, volunteers will create the beautiful holiday decorations.  The talented and committed volunteers represent the Derby Garden Society, the Garden Club of Orange, the Naugatuck Garden Club, Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, the Oxford Garden Club, the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club of Woodbury, the Roxbury/Bridgewater Garden Club, the Southbury Garden Club, and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club.
Admission to “Holiday in Connecticut” is FREE and donations are accepted.   From November 29 through December 21, the museum will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.  On the Fridays of December 6, 13, and 20, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, the museum will present “Twilight Tours” to highlight the ethereal glow of the decorations in the evening hours. 
The Osborne Homestead Museum, operated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue in Derby, CT.   To register or to get more information, please call (203) 734-2513 or email