DERBY– The Osborne Homestead Museum has reopened for the new season. Guided tours of the Colonial Revival home of Frances Osborne Kellogg, which includes her collection of antigues and fine art, will be given.
Visitors can also stroll through the grounds which include flowering trees, shrubs and flowers in the Kellogg Estate gardens. They can also 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 at 2 p.m., the Kellogg Environmental Center will celebrate Francis Kellogg’s birthday by hosting a poetry reading and book signing by Marilyn Nelson, Connecticut’s former poet laureate.
A one-woman performance, “They Called Me Lizzy…from Slavery to the White House” will take place on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m., Kandie Carle will present a one-woman performance highlighting the fashion and customs of the early 1900’s Edwardian era.
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 but donations will be 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 facilities of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and are located at 500 Hawthorne Ave.