This Month on Live Culture
January 30, 2021, from 11-12 noon
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This Saturday on Live Culture will be a conversation with Andres Verzosa, Executive Director of The Stanley-Whitman House in Farmington,CT.
The Stanley-Whitman House is a historic house museum built ca 1720, and is one of the oldest houses in Farmington. In December 2020 the structure celebrated it’s 300th anniversary. A well-preserved saltbox with post-medieval construction features, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. The house is now a living history center and museum. Events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by engaging in Colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.
The House offers docent-led and self-guided tours, visitors to The Stanley-Whitman House can participate in adult and children's programs, cooking demonstrations, walking tours, and other special events. Visitors may also view modern art installations, conduct genealogical or local history research in the Library, walk around the grounds, and enjoy the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century reproduction gardens.
The need for social-distancing has made planning events and other programming very difficult for small arts organizations. We discuss the novel and innovative ways the members of this museum have found to keep the public engaged and the house vibrant.
Now in it's 5th Year, Live Culture is a monthly radio program about art, ideas and visual culture, hosted by artist Martha Willette Lewis and airing on WPKN radio, Bridgeport Ct.
Logo:Detail of "Small and Large Thoughts" by Joan Fitzsimmons, Courtesy of the artist
Top Image: Interior of the Kitchen, Courtesy of the Stanley-Whitman House
Bottom Image:Exterior of The House, Courtesy of the Stanley Whitman House