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Gov. Malloy – Frequent Hill-Stead Vistor – Tours Farmington Museum, Promotes Connecticut Tourism

Governor Malloy with Hill-Stead Museum's Director of Interpretations and Programs, Melanie Bourbeau, who is showing him archival photos and letters. Photo Credit: Hill-Stead Museum
Governor Malloy with Hill-Stead Museum's Director of Interpretations and Programs, Melanie Bourbeau, who is showing him archival photos and letters. Photo Credit: Hill-Stead Museum

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a regular Hill-Stead patron, stopped by on Wednesday as part of a statewide tour promoting Connecticut tourism. 

The governor toured "seldom seen areas" of the Hill-Stead, "including "special treasures in the house, the archives, the wine cellar and fire suppressions system, and the barn and farm complex," according to a press release from the Hill-Stead.

Executive Director Debra K. Pasquale said the museum was "thrilled to welcome Governor Malloy to Hill-Stead yesterday afternoon." 

"Operations Director Dave Perbeck showed Governor Malloy the museum’s fire suppression system, completion of which is part of the capital needs project funds Hill-Stead was granted by the DECD and the Connecticut State Bond Commission in July," Pascale said in a statement. 

The governor visits the Hill-Stead often, Pascale said.

"We are honored that Governor Malloy is a frequent visitor at Hill-Stead and has an impressive knowledge of the house and collection," she said. "His enthusiasm made for an exciting and fun exchange."

State Reps. Brian Becker and Mike Demicco also attended the tour, as well as DECD Deputy Commissioner Kip Bergstrom and staff members, she said.

Malloy also stopped at Tulmeadow Farm in Simsbury.

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