April 16, 2014
Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby Reopens for the Year
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announce that the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby will reopen for its 31st season on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Guided tours will introduce visitors to the extraordinary life of Frances Osborne Kellogg and to her extensive collection of antiques and fine art in this charming Colonial Revival house. Visitors may 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 while visiting the museum.
Francis Osborne Kellogg had a tradition of supporting the arts and promoting conservation. This tradition continues with events such as Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22 to celebrate different garden styles and historic house museums. For more information on upcoming events, visit the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s calendar at http://www.depdata.ct.gov/calendar
The Osborne Homestead Museum, located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, be will open for guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sundays, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. through October. There is no admission fee, but donations are gratefully accepted.
For group tours or for more information contact the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513. The Osborne Homestead Museum and the Kellogg Environmental Center are located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.