Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Display at the Osborne Homestead Museum Litchfield Hills CT

Derby, CT –

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) invites you to take a
break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations by coming to enjoy the sights and sounds of Treasured Holiday Traditions showcased at the Osborne Homestead Museum this holiday season.
 This annual seasonal event at the museum delightfully depicts scenes of customs and a way of life prior to computers, cell phones, and other more recent inventions. The museum is open for special holiday guided tours November 26 – December 19, Thursday through Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. The home will be even more magical on the Friday evenings of December 3, 10, and 17, when the museum will present “Twilight Tours,” highlighting the special glow of the decorations in the evening hours from 4PM to 6:30PM. Admission is FREE; donations are accepted. Each year, as they have done for more than twenty years, volunteers create beautiful holiday displays. Talented, committed members representing the Ansonia Garden Club, the Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, the Oxford Garden Club, the Naugatuck Garden Club, the Roxbury/Bridgewater Garden Club, the Derby Garden Society and the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club of Woodbury beautifully decorate this historic homestead for the winter holidays.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum was the home of Frances Osborne Kellogg, who lived in the house her entire life, from 1876 to 1956. Exhibits include fine art and antiques collected by her family.

The Osborne Homestead Museum is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT and is operated through the CT DEP’s Division of State Parks and Public Outreach. Group tours for adults and youth programs are available during the weekdays. For directions, further information or to schedule a group of eight visitors or more please call (203) 734-2513.

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