CT: Hartford County- Farmington- Hillstead Museum (Holiday Event)

The only live Nutcracker experience in CT during the pandemic is featured here as the Ballet Theater company dances within the glass enclosed front porch as a few on lookers watch from the outside. It’s like watching a real life snow globe!

It was a nice respite for a rainy day. I stood in front of the glass front door so I had the protection of the roof overhead! They only allowed four little groups so each has their own safe zone from which to watch.

Unfortunately they would not allow any pictures to be taken of the performance or inside the house.

After the performance you take a self guided tour through the house which was impressively choreographed to one group per room with a bell that would ring to allow you to go to the next room.

“Through the Tulle” was a tour of the actual and exquisite detailed costumes created over the years for the ballet. With your phone you can hear the recorded guide provide a description of the costumes and related performances.

Additionally, within the museum are impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Manet, Whistler & Cassatt. I was unaware of these before the tour and was so pleasantly shocked to see them! There they were a real Monet!

This museum is also part of the Connecticut Art trail. You can purchase a one year passport to all CT Art trail museums currently at only $25 for their standard entry. Below is a link to the museum.

Through the Tulle Virtual Tour

Where to next?

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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