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Hill-Stead Kicks Off Anniversary Celebration

State Rep. Wadsworth, Nancy Nickerson present proclamations from the state, town.

welcomed over 300 visitors to its kickoff 65th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 16 as it rolled back its admission to the 1947 price of 50 cents.

Participants enjoyed open house tours, nature and estate walks, cake and lemonade in the Sunken Garden summerhouse and, in the evening, live music in the garden accompanied by tastings of Hill-Stead’s exclusive Jonathan Edwards-produced wines.

State Rep. Bill Wadsworth, just out of the hospital from his recent helicopter crash, made a valiant appearance to present the State of Connecticut General Assembly’s Official Citation in recognition of the 65th Anniversary of the Founding of Hill-Stead Museum, and to hand-deliver Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Official Statement of Recognition and Congratulations.

Also present was Nancy Nickerson of the Farmington Town Council, on hand to present the Proclamation naming April 16, 2012 “Hill-Stead Museum Day.” Among the hundreds of guests were many newcomers to the museum, from as near as Plainville and as far as the shoreline.

Submitted by Hill-Stead Museum.

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