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Wistariahurst Museum, Holiday Open House
December 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 4, 2022
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th for a special Holiday Open House!
Join us at Wistariahurst for a special weekend filled with holiday festivities and family-oriented activities. The museum will be decorated for the season and open to the public for a weekend of live music, activities, and local vendors! Mayor Joshua Garcia will be here on Sunday at 1:00pm for a children’s storytime. You can kickstart your holiday shopping by browsing selections of art, treats, and other goods from local vendors.
Named after the wisteria vine that flowers in May, Wistariahurst was home to two generations of the Skinner family who loved to garden. Begun by Sarah Skinner in the late 19th Century and then transformed by her daughter Belle Skinner in the early 20th, the grounds and gardens have always been an integral part of the life and activities at Wistariahurst.
Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds at Wistariahurst are maintained for your enjoyment. The public is welcome dawn until dusk. Feel free to bring a book, a picnic, or walk to see what is in bloom. We ask that everyone refrain from sports with projectiles (frisbee, baseball, etc.) for the protection of our historic windows.
The gardens are free and can be accessed via the Cabot St. Lions entrance (through the wrought iron gate) and via our Beech St. driveways (path is between the two buildings).