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   will come wrapped and ready to ve.                 Donate.                       Conneicut Landmarks Quarterly Newsletter                                                         History Moving Forward
                                                                                     Volume 13 Number 3 Fall 2009
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    admission cards good for one adult      admissions to each of CTL’s five             By April Paterno, Director of Donor Development

                                                                                                illiam Murtagh, the first         Neighbor memberships. Memberships                 Rockefeller family collecting.
ho of ecial benefits. Fox Cards are $25       Cards good for o adult
                                                                                                Keeper of the National            are renewed annually and new member                    You do not have to be wealthy to
Membershs art at $45 and come wh a
                                                                                                Register of Historic Places,      benefits are being added each season.             leave a lasting legacy at Connecticut
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                                                                                     writes in his book Keeping Time: the              Connecticut Landmarks’ Annual                Landmarks. There are a number of
                                                                                     History and Theory of Preservation in        Fund is what literally drives the                 different ways to support our mission
   Fox Cards make great holiday s!       to our Annual Fund by December

                                                                                     America, “Its has been said that, at its     organization forward. As unrestricted             through planned gifts including a
                                           membersh, or make a donation
                                                                                     best, preservation engages the past in a     revenue, annual fund gifts go directly to         bequest, life income gifts through an
Conneicut Landmarks membershs and
                                                                                     conversation with the present over a         where resources are                                                     annuity or trust,
                                               a new member, buy a 
                                                                                     mutual concern for the future.” At           needed the most at                                                      gifts of IRA and
                                                                                     Connecticut Landmarks, protecting the        any given time.                                                         other retirement
                                                                                                                                                            “Its has been said that,
                                           Renew your membersh, become
                                                                                     architecture, landscapes and collections     From narrowing the                                                      funds or donations

                                                                                                                                                            at its best, preservation
                                                                                     of some of the state’s most treasured        gap in history and                                                      of assets such as
                                                                                     historic places – and sharing them with      civics literacy for                                                     real estate. Planned
                                           Holiday Member Special
                                                                                                                                                             engages the past in a
                                                                                     the public in new and innovative ways –      our state’s children                                                    gifts, no matter
                                                                                     is the cornerstone of our mission.           by providing free or                                                    what the size, will
                                                                                     However, as a not-for-profit                 discounted                 conversation with the                        help CTL realize its

                                                                                                                                                             present over a mutual
                                                                                     organization, the realization of our         admission and                                                           mission for future
                                                                                     mission would not be possible without        busing, to repairs to                                                   generations. And in

                                                                                                                                                            concern for the future.”
                                                                                     the generous support of individuals,         a museum building                                                       doing so, you will
                                                                                     corporations, foundations, and state and     or its property after                                                   help CTL continue
                                                                                     federal aid.                                 rough weather, the                   -William Murtagh,                  to tell the inspiring
                                                                                          Each year more than 500                 Annual Fund fuels                  the first Keeper of the              story of the
                                                                                     individuals donate not only their dollars,   an annual general          National Register of Historic Places         American
                                                                                     but also their time, talents and resources   operating budget of                                                     experience.
                                                                                     to Connecticut Landmarks. We have            $1.2 million                                                                     To make
                                                                                     several programs in place to make            dollars. Annual Fund gifts are solicited          supporting CTL even easier, in 2009 we
                                                                                     supporting our mission to preserve,          in the spring and the fall and are 100%           partnered with Network for Good to
                                                                                     present and promote outstanding historic     tax deductible.                                   securely process online credit card
                                                                                     properties, collections and stories               Each season, CTL hosts a variety             donations via the Network for Good
                                                                                     uncomplicated and stress free.               of fundraising events that range from             Donor Advised Fund. Simply visit
                                                                                          Membership support is the               intimate lectures and behind-the-scenes  and click on Donate
                                                                                     foundation of Connecticut Landmarks. A       curator tours, to cocktail parties and            Now. For more information about how
                                                                                     community of engaged people finding          fully-catered dinners. This September,            to support CTL or to plan a legacy gift,
                                                           Hartford, CT 06106

                                                                                     inspiration in our state’s heritage, CTL     guests, members and donors celebrated             please don’t hesitate to call our
                                                         255 Main Street 4th Floor
                                                                                     members enjoy a host of exclusive            the rich agricultural heritage of the             development office at
                                                                                     benefits that include free admission to      Nathan Hale Homestead and the                     860.247.8996 x16.
                                                                                     all of CTL’s museums; programs, events       freshness of local food with Dinner at                 Thank you to our donors,
                                                                                     and museum store discounts; invitations      the Homestead. In October, CTL                    members, community partners,
  Permit # 4994                                                                      to special events and a free or              Honorary Board member Paul Sullivan               sponsors and volunteers. You are the
                                                                                     discounted subscription to Connecticut       and his wife, Melinda, hosted an                  bricks and mortar of this organization.
                                                                                     Explored: The Magazine of Connecticut        extraordinary event at their home in              You literally keep our doors open and
  Hartford, CT

                                                                                     History. We offer specialty add-on           West Hartford featuring a presentation            make history matter. Your generous

                                                                                     memberships for historic garden lovers       by special guest Mary Louise Pierson,             gifts are essential to all that we do and
  U. S. Postage

                                                                                     and property-specific Friends &              Nelson Rockefeller’s granddaughter, on            for that we are truly grateful.
  Nonprofit Org.
                                                                                            Conneicut Landmarks                                                                                                                   Visit the historic
            “This is a trip I will never forget and a story
              I hope to tell my children one day…”                                          255 Main Strt 4th Floor
                                                                                            Hartford, CT 06106
                                                                                                                                       Welcome New Members,                                                                        house museums of
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                                                                                                                         Trustees and Staff                                                                           Conneicut Landmarks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Amasa Day House
                            Dear Friends,
                                                                                                                                       Connecticut Landmarks would like to thank and welcome new members to the CTL                Plains Road, On the Green,
                                                                                                                                       family: Rose A. Austin, Bruce Bellingham, Mr. and Mrs. Todd Charland, Mr. and               Moodus, CT 06469
                            Each season Connecticut Landmarks opens it doors to
                                                                                                                                       Mrs. Tom Crossen, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Hostetler, Karl Milikowski and Kim
                                                                                            Susan R. Kelly, Chair
                            thousands of school children from across the state.                                                                                                                                                    (860) 247-8996 ext. 12
                                                                                                                                       Dion, Mr. David Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Brendan M. Lynch, Dr. and Mrs. William A.
                                                                                            Elizabeth Normen, Vice Chair,
                            Following their visits we receive letters from students                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                 External Relations Chair

                            thanking us and commenting on their experiences.                                                           MacDonnell, Ms. Karen S. Manko, Mr. Neal N. Narkon, Ms. JoAnne O’Boy, Ms.                   Open seasonally by appointment for groups.
                                                                                            Dial Parro, Vice Chair

                            Reading these letters is one of the most rewarding parts                                                   Susan O’Keefe, Paul Hagist and Justine LeVasseur, Ms. Judith Perkinson Corbett,
                                                                                            Deb Davis, Treasurer

                                                                                                                                       Mr. Hiram Upson, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Zien.
                                                                                            Arid T. Hanzalek, Secretary
                            of my job. I get to see first-hand the difference we make                                                                                                                                              Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden
                            in the lives of young people and how much they are truly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   9 Main Street North
                                                                                            Douglas K. Anderson
                            enjoying learning about American history.                       Peter Bartucca                             Connecticut Landmarks would like to welcome new Trustees to our Board of                    Bethlehem, CT 06751
                                                                                                                                       Directors: Bruce Bellingham, Coventry, is a retired music history professor and             (203) 266-7596
                                                                                            Bruce Bellingham
I’d like to share just a small sample of what 4th graders are saying about their                                                       former conductor of the Willimantic Orchestra. Lee Erdmann, Hartford, recently
                                                                                            Frederick C. Copeland, Jr.
experience with the Patriotism & Peril tour at the Nathan Hale Homestead:                                                              retired as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Hartford. Phil Schonberger, Old
                                                                                            L Erdman
                                                                                            Kris J. Floyd
                                                                                                                                       Lyme, is a managing member of Albermarle Equities, LLC, a real estate acquisition           Butler-McCook House & Garden
                                                                                            Elliot Ginsberg
                                                                                                                                       and asset management firm located in Hartford.
                                                                                            Merle Harris, Governance Chair
“I thought that it was not boring at all because the presenters weren’t the only ones
                                                                                            Alice Houon                                                                                                                           Main Street History Center
who talked… they included us in their speaking...” -Taylor, GH Robertson                                                                                                                                                           396 Main Street
                                                                                            Ronald P. Johnson, Colleions Chair
                                                                                                                                                             Connecticut Landmarks welcomes April Paterno to the staff as
Intermediate School                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hartford, CT 06103
                                                                                            Cornelius O’Leary
                                                                                                                                                             our new Director of Donor Development. April brings to CTL            (860) 522-1806
                                                                                            Patrick L. Pinnell

                                                                                                                                                             more than 10 years of experience in fundraising including
                                                                                            W. Schuyler Po
“In the spy school I liked the part with the invisible ink. It was fun; I really enjoyed    Tanya Clark Robinson
the part where I found out the secret message…” -Quentin, Earl M. Whitt
                                                                                            Alexandria C. R                                                 annual giving, capital campaigns, major gifts and planned
Intermediate School                                                                                                                                          giving. She has worked with numerous national non-profit              Buttolph-Williams House
                                                                                            omas D. Sargent

                                                                                                                                                             organizations including the American Institute for Cancer
                                                                                            Phil Schonberger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   249 Broad Street
“Thank you for paying for our trip, buses and everything. Before going on the trip                                                                           Research, the National World War II Memorial and the National
                                                                                            Yolande Spears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wethersfield, CT 06109
                                                                                            Clayton B. Spencer, Development Chair
I thought it was going to turn out to be like all the other old houses, but I was                                                                            Trust for Historic Preservation. April is excited to return to the    (860) 529-0460
                                                                                            Paul Sullivan
wrong, it was better…” -Ryan, Earl M. Whitt Intermediate School                                                                        historic preservation field and to explore the state while learning about CTL’s
                                                                                            Tess Torrey, Finance Chair
                                                                                                                                       properties and programs. She is looking forward working to helping Connecticut
                                                                                            Central Office Staff
“Thank you for teaching us all these wonderful things about Nathan Hale. He                                                            Landmarks build its individual fundraising programs, and complete the Hartford
                                                                                            Sheryl N. Hack, Executive Direor
sounds like a mysterious person. I wish I were there to meet him…” -Sara,                                                                                                                                                          Hempsted Houses
                                                                                            Tina Daly, Executive Secretary &
                                                                                                                                       Campus Campaign. April lives in Glastonbury with her husband Bob and two                    11 Hempstead Street
Plainfield Central School
                                                                                                 Office Manager
                                                                                                                                       children Emily and Joey.                                                                    New London, CT, 06320
                                                                                            Jamie-Lynn Fontaine, Marketing &
                                                                                                 Development Adminirative Associate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (860) 443-7949
                                                                                                                                                                  Welcome to Margaret Munson and Liz Bologna,
                                                                                            Deb Jani, Membersh,
The children’s words speak for themselves and speak to the importance of hands-on                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                 Annual Fund Associate
history education. When children can recall historical facts about our state hero                                                                                 Connecticut Landmark newest Communications and
                                                                                            Beverly Lucas, Curator, Grants

and even teach their families, we know that we have done our job. What an                                                                                         Marketing Interns. Both students are currently pursuing
                                                                                                 Adminirator, Newsleer Edor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Isham-Terry House
amazing experience to touch the lives of children and give them the gift of history!                                                                              their undergraduate degrees at the University of
                                                                                            April Paterno, Direor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   211 High Street
                                                                                                 Donor Development
                                                                                                                                                                  Connecticut and plan to graduate in December of 2009.            Hartford, CT 06103
                                                                                            Joseph Pukas, Proper Manager
Many thanks to our many donors – and in particular to the SBM Foundation of                                                                                       Margaret is a seventh semester senior pursuing an English        (860)247-8996 ext. 21
                                                                                            Rochelle Simon, Direor of
Manchester – for making these important programs possible. We couldn’t do it                                                                                      degree in hopes of one day gaining her Doctorate and
                                                                                            Communications & Marketing,
without you!
                                                                                                 Newsleer Design
                                                                                            Elizabeth Bologna, Communications Intern                              beginning a professional teaching career at the university       Open seasonally by appointment for groups.
                                                                                                                                                                  level. Liz is a ninth semester senior, also graduating with an
                                                                                            Margaret Munson, Communications Intern
With warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season,                                            Museum Staff                                                           English degree and a minor in music, with hopes to pursue        Nathan Hale Homestead
                                                                                                                                       a career in editing and publishing. CTL is a great fit for both interns who are             2299 South Street
                                                                                            Kriin Havill, Se Adminirator,

                                                                                                                                       enthusiastic about historic and cultural opportunities and lessons that Connecticut
                                                                                                 Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Coventry, CT 06238
                                                                                                                                       Landmarks has to offer. Liz is currently working with CT Landmarks' social
                                                                                            Cynthia Riccio, Education Associate,
Sheryl N. Hack                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (860) 742-6917
                                                                                                 Se Adminirator, Butler-McCook
Executive Director                                                                                                                     networking system to utilize it as a publicity and marketing vehicle; while Margaret
                                                                                                 House & Garden
                                                                                                                                       works to ensure the ease of the CT Landmarks’ website and the literary flow of press
                                                                                            Rick Spencer, Se Adminirator,

Connecticut Landmarks inspires appreciation for the Connecticut experience by preserving,                                              releases and other texts. Both Liz and Margaret are doing a terrific job and CTL
                                                                                                 Hemped Houses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden
                                                                                            Beverly York, Se Adminirator,
presenting and promoting outstanding historic properties, collections and stories.                                                     wishes them much success.                                                                   55 South Main Street
                                                                                                 Nathan Hale Homeead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Suffield, CT 06078
                                                                                            Peg Hildreth, Tour Coordinator,
Connecticut Landmarks supports Green preservation and operating practices.
                                                                                                 Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (860) 668-0055
                                                                                            Dixon & Co., Consulting Bookkpers                                                      Become a fan of Connecticut
                                                                                            Nick Lacy, Photographer                                                                 Landmarks on Facebook and
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Dinner at the Homeead                                                                                                                                                 THANK YOU!
                                                                                                                                                                       We are grateful for the support of our
                                                                                                                                                                       members, donors, community partners, funders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What’s New?
                                                          On September 26th more than 85 members, donors and guests celebrated the rich                                and sponsors. Without you, preserving,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Connecticut Landmarks has engaged Dr. Harold and Susan Skramstad to assist the Board
                                                                                                                                                                       presenting and promoting the very best of
                                                          agricultural heritage of the Nathan Hale Homestead and the freshness of local food                                                                          and staff in developing a new Strategic Plan for the organization. Dr. Skramstad is a
                                                                                                                                                                       Connecticut history would not be possible.
                                                          with Dinner at the Homestead presented by owner/chef Jonathan Rapp of Chester’s                                                                             veteran museum director who was responsible for the care of, and programming for,
                                                                                                                                                                       Thank you so very much!
                                                          River Tavern. In addition to Dinner under a glorious evening sky, the Homestead                                                                             numerous historic structures in his role as CEO of the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield
                                                          presented colonial demonstrations, 18th-century re-enactors, period music and                                Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund at the        Village. Susan Skramstad’s background includes senior executive experience in
                                                          house tours.                                                                                                    Hartford Foundation for Public Giving       organizational change management and problem solving, fundraising, and senior
                                                                                                                                                                       Bank of America                                coaching and mentoring. Working with the Skramstads, CTL will create a Strategic Plan
                                                                                              Dinner at the Homestead featured a                                       Charles Nelson Robinson Fund                   that builds on the audience research and planning initiatives that we have undertaken
                                                                                              fresh/local historic menu reinterpreted into                             Coburn & Meredith, Inc.                        over the past several years and identifies key goals and strategies necessary for the
                                                                                              modern cuisine. The menu included: potato,                               Community Foundation of the Tri-County         organization to successfully compete in today’s ever-changing environment. Once
                                                                                              onion and sweet potato soup with cabbage                                    Area's Cultural Heritage Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      completed, CTL’s Strategic Plan will positively impact the organization and its
                                                                                              and duck confit; seared swordfish with                                   Connecticut Commission on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      audiences by focusing our Board and staff on implementing the highest value programs
                                                                                                                                                                          Culture & Tourism
                                                                                              pepper, green tomato relish and roasted corn;                                                                           and activities which best serve our audiences and communities.
                                                                                                                                                                       Connecticut Explored
                                                                                              slow-roasted duck breast with pickled
                                                                                                                                                                       Connecticut Historic Gardens
                                                                                              peaches, roasted corn pudding with bacon,                                Connecticut Historical Society                                                Jeannine Henderson, a graduate student at Central
                                                                                              onion and sage gravy; smoked veal with kale,                             Connecticut Humanities Council                                                Connecticut State University, spent the summer developing
                                                                                              applesauce and roasted pumpkin; and a fall                               CT Northeast Organic Farming Association                                      new education programs for several of CTL’s properties. She
                                                                                              fruit cornmeal upside-down cake. Wine for                                Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation                                   created programs that focus on using primary sources to
                                                          the Dinner was generously donated by Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret – the                                   Coventry Regional Farmers' Market                                             support history and civics learning in Connecticut schools.
                                                          Official Wine of Connecticut Landmarks – and beer from The Olde Burnside                                     Dinners at the Farm                                                           Utilizing CTL’s rich archival collections such as Rev. John
                                                          Brewing Co. in East Hartford.                                                                                Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation                                         McCook’s diaries and the letters of Caroline Ferriday, students
                                                                                                                                                                       Ensworth Charitable Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     will learn about the importance of community involvement
                                                          Many, many thanks to our guests, Jonathan Rapp and the staff of Dinners at the                               Ferriday Fund at Bank of New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and how to be a good citizen. Jeannine developed a new
                                                                                                                                                                       The Fisher Foundation
                                                          Farm and River Tavern, and the staff of the Nathan Hale Homestead.                                                                                                                         school program for the Joshua Hempsted House which
                                                                                                                                                                       Floyd R. Newman Trust
                                                                                                                                                                       The Fox & Elise Stoddard Family Fund                                          focuses on the many trades from gravestone carver to farmer
                                                                                                                                                                       Frank Loomis Palmer Fund                                                      that Joshua and his family worked at during the 18th century.
                                                                                                                                                                       Friends of Suffield                                                           Jeannine also created hands-on programs to use during special
An Evening of Colleors & Colleing                                                                                                                                    George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation                                          events. The first activity debuted at the Hempsted Houses’ Fall
                                                                                                                                                                       Hartford Business Improvement District                                        Festival, where children made fingerprint trees to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                       Hartford Foundation for Public Giving                                         autumn’s many majestic colors.
On October 28th, CTL Honorary Trustee Paul Sullivan and his wife, Melinda, hosted an event at                                                                          Institute of Museum & Library Services
their exquisite home in West Hartford. Beginning with a champagne toast and introduction to their                                                                      J. Gladwin Cannon Trust                                                   Through the generous support of the Amiel P. Zak Public
private collection, Melinda and Paul Sullivan graciously showcased their world-class collections of                                                                    Judy Dworin Performance Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Service Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, CTL
Master paintings and sculpture, as well as European porcelain. Many guests participated in a rare                                                                      Kenté Cultural Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 replaced the barn roof at the Phelps-Hatheway House &
wine tasting in their wine cellar, once featured in Wine Spectator magazine’s “Great American                                                                          Ledyard Garden Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Garden. The project included removing two layers of asphalt
Cellars” issue.                                                                                                                                                        Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman
                                                                                                                                                                          Foundation, Inc.                                                       roofing before installing 30-year architectural shingles. The
                                                                                                                                                                       Nathan Hale Fife & Drum Corps                  replacement of the roof has stabilized this important historic structure, enabling
Later, guests had the pleasure of an inspiring slide-illustrated presentation by Mary Louise Pierson,
                                                                                                                                                                       National Endowment for the Humanities          community programs and activities, such as the popular craft fair during Suffield on the
granddaughter of Nelson Rockefeller. An Art collector Ahead of His Time: Nelson A. Rockefeller
                                                                                                                                                                       New London Garden Club                         Green, to continue without concern regarding leaks. The project has also safeguarded the
explored the Rockefeller family’s history of collecting and their influence on the value of art, and
                                                                                                                                                                       The Old Burnside Brewing Company               collections, most notably the Henry M. Clark Weathervane Collection, exhibited in the
their role in the creation of some of the nation’s premier art and cultural institutions. Much of the                                                                  O.I.C. of New London                           building. CTL looks forward to utilizing the weather-tight barn to continue to provide
                                                        presentation highlighted Kykuit, the                                                                           Organized Parents Make a Difference            educational and community programs for schools, youth organizations, families,
                                                        Rockefeller family home in New York’s                                                                          Patricia & Charles Walker Family Fund          members and area residents.
                                                        Hudson Valley. It was a powerful reminder of                                                                      through Hftd Foundation for Public Giving
                                                        the importance of preserving the stories of our                                                                Quinebaug & Shetucket River Valley/
                                                        past and keeping them alive for generations to                                                                    Last Green Valley
                                                        come.                                                                                                          Reid & Reige, P.C.
                                                                                                                                                                       River Tavern
                                                                Connecticut Landmarks would like to express special thanks to Melinda and Paul                         SBM Charitable Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                       Sharpe Hill Vineyard
                                                                Sullivan for graciously hosting and opening their home to us, Mary Louise
                                                                                                                                                                       Society of the Cincinnati in the               Thank you to Velocity Print
                                                                Pierson for her presentation on her rich family history, and CTL Board Member
                                                                                                                                                                          State of Connecticut                        Solutions, print sponsor for
                                                                Ron Johnson, and the Host Committee for making the evening possible. Many                              Suffield Garden Club                           Landmark News.
                                                                thanks to our guests for their generous support.                                                       Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Photos: The Host Committee and CTL’s Trustees at the Collectors & Collecting event. Top: From right to left on top: Judith Perkins, Jared Edwards, Brewster Perkins,   Velocity Print Solutions
Melinda Sullivan, Shery Hack, Paul Sullivan, Ron Johnson, Betsy Johnson, Elizabeth Normen, Sky Post, Clare Edwards. From left to right on bottom: Nancy Post,          Waddell & Reed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photos: Top: Rev. John McCook c. 1888; Caroline Ferriday c. 1923. Courtesy CTL’s archives. Bottom: Butler-
Mary Louise Pierson, Ronna Reynolds, Susan R. Kelly. Bottom: Shery Hack, Mary Louise Pierson, Paul Sullivan, Melinda Sullivan, Susan R. Kelly. By Nick Lacy            West Hartford Garden Club                      McCook Site Administrator and Education Assistant Cindy Riccio and students from Covenant Prep.
                                                                                                                                                                       William and Alice Mortensen Foundation
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Preservation Update                                                                                                                                           LET’S GO!                                  Although our season is winding down, we aren’t finished yet!

                                                                                                                                                              Thanksgiving with the Hempsteds
 CTL received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop moisture management plans for each of its                                  Join us for A Hempsted Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 28th from noon to 4:30 pm. A Hempsted Thanksgiving will feature the
 historic house museums. The moisture management plans detail how to curtail excess moisture and stabilize relative humidity,                                 interpretation and preparation of a seasonal colonial meal cooked over an open hearth using traditional 18th-century methods. Guests
 enhancing the preservation of both CTL’s buildings and its collections.                                                                                      will sample hearth-cooked treats and period music will be presented at 2:30 pm. Hands-on rope making demonstrations will take place
                                                                                                                                                              at 12:45 and 3 pm, and guided tours of both the Joshua and Nathaniel Hempsted Houses will run every hour from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
 CTL hired Randy Crawford of Crawford & Stearns, architects and preservation planners, to undertake a moisture study that entailed                            Admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for children; $6 for CTL members and $4 for children.
 extensive visits to each property documented by photography and field notes. To complement his written report, Randy prepared
 schematic floor plans of each property to illustrate the conditions he observed during his study and to provide base materials on which                      Home for the Holidays
 future conditions and needs can be recorded.                                                                                                                 Join us for a weekend of friends, family and festive decorations! On Saturday &
                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, December 6th & 7th from 11 am to 4 pm, get into the holiday spirit as
 Although CTL’s properties are reasonably sound, all have suffered deterioration resulting from excessive moisture levels. Both the                           Connecticut Landmarks celebrates the holidays in Suffield as community partners
                                                                 deterioration and excessive moisture need to be addressed. Property                          deck the halls of the beautiful 1761 Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden. With the
                                                                 Manager Joe Pukas has been busy correcting property concerns.                                help of Connecticut Landmarks site tour coordinator Peggy Hildreth and staff
                                                                 Most notably, roof water control systems, commonly known as                                  Michelle Holcombe, the first floor of the house will be festively decorated by
                                                                 gutters and downspouts, were thoroughly cleaned, repaired and                                individual decorators, local clubs and organizations including: Sally Peters, Judy
                                                                 redirected as needed at each of the properties.                                              Engle, Joann Pawelcik, the Suffield Garden Club, the Suffield Woman’s Club,
                                                                                                                                                              Rockville Bank and the Kent Memorial Library.
                                                                Larger projects have also been
                                                                completed. With funding from                                                                  The museum will offer house tours and a 20% discount in the Visitor Center Gift
                                                                the Connecticut Commission on                                                                 Shop. Admission is $7.
                                                                Culture & Tourism, CTL
                                                                replaced the roof on the Joshua                                                               Also that weekend, The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden will once again serve as
                                                                Hempsted House and                                                                            a donation drop site for the Suffield Emergency Fund. In addition to cash donations,
                                                                implemented a new drainage                                                                    the Fund is requesting low-denomination gift cards, cleaning supplies, and personal
                                                                system at the property in                                                                     care items. Please visit for more information.
                                                                response to recommendations
                                                                noted in the site’s plan. CTL
                                                                also replaced the East Barn roof
 at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden with Ferriday Fund support, and the Phelps-Hatheway
 barn roof with funding from the Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund at Hartford Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On Friday, December 4th om 5:30 to 7:30, please join us
 Public Giving.                                                                                                                                                                                                     for a ecial preview holiday reception of the Phelps-Hatheway

 At the end of the school program season, CTL will replace the Buttolph-Williams House roof.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    House & Garden. Tickets are $10 in advance and for CTL
 Over the next several months we will also implement Phase I of the Butler-McCook Campus                                                                                                                            members, and $15 at the door. Become a member of
 geothermal HVAC system, which will support the Butler-McCook House and Main Street History Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conneicut Landmarks and we will apply your admission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    toward the co of a membersh! RSVP to Jamie-Lynn
Photos: Top: The Joshua Hempsted House roof project; The East Barn Replacement at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden. Bottom: The Buttolph-Williams House;                                                         Fontaine at 860.247.8996 x23.
Doll from the Victorian Toy Collection at the Butler-McCook House & Garden. By Nick Lacy.

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