New! – Thursday Evening Farmers’ Market
Visit the Museum on Thursday evenings, from 5 to 8 PM, from May through September, and see the new farmers’ market we are hosting on our front lawn. The offerings are constantly changing, and will expand as the season warms up. We have already hosted booths selling pottery, jewelry, coffee, and barbecued chicken.
Cleopatra: A Portrait in Music – Songs and Serenades
September 27th, 6:30-8:00pm
Since the opening performance of Giulio Cesare in 1724, it has remained one of the most celebrated of George Frideric Handel’s works, and one of the most widely-performed operas of the Baroque period. A story of betrayal, political intrigue, and love conquering evil, the opera imagines the story of Cleopatra dethroning her tyrannical brother through charming and winning the famed Julius Cesar to her cause.
Cleopatra: A Portrait in Music will feature a selection of Cleopatra’s arias from Giulio Cesare, showcasing the multi-layered queen in her moments of political cunning, heart-wrenching sorrow, and all-encompassing love. This Songs and Serenades event will star Libby Maxey, soprano and Graham Christian, piano with special guest Katherine Blaisdell. Standard tickets will be $15.00, Benefactor tickets $30.00.
Dressing Up, Dressing Down
Come explore our new exhibit, “Dressing Up: Women’s Fashion Through the Gilded Age” curated by Hampshire College thesis student Molly O’Donnell! This exhibit examines the dichotomy of public/private presentation through an exploration of women’s ‘house’ and ‘street’ clothes throughout the 19th century! This is your chance to see a beautifully curated collected of dresses from our clothing collection all on display at once, and learn about the evolution of women’s fashion in 19th century America.