Announcements

Our Red Barn Discovery Center and Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center are closed for the season.

Bedford House is currently closed for the installation of a fire suppression system. Upon completion, work will immediately begin on restoration of the home’s period rooms. That work is scheduled to be completed in 2025, when the building will be reopened to the public.

 





What to do Today
Guided Tours
While Tours of the Historic House are suspended, we invite you to take a Virtual Tour.
Upcoming Events

Lecture with Stacy Schiff

  • February 7, 2023 - February 8, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stacy Schiff, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

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  • February 7, 2023 - February 8, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture with Linda Greenhouse

  • March 29, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Linda Greenhouse, Justice on the Brink: A Requiem for the Supreme Court

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  • March 29, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture with Linda Colley

  • April 27, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Linda Colley, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions and the Making of the Modern World

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  • April 27, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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News
Jay Family Stories: John Jay “The Skier”

This month’s blog takes a look at the life of John Clarkson Jay IV (1915-2000), great-grandson of Dr. John Clarkson Jay (1808-1891), son of business executive John Clarkson Jay III (1880-1941) and Marguerite Soleliac (1877-1937). He is referred to as John Jay for here on out. John Jay was one of the most influential ski-film…

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Jay Family Stories – William Jay and Prudence Crandell

The family story this month revolves around Prudence Crandell, a schoolteacher in Canterbury, Connecticut. Crandell, a white woman, was arrested for allowing black students to attend the female boarding school she operated. William Jay, a prominent member in the American abolitionist movement, took an interest in Crandell’s plight and eventual court case, becoming an advisor…

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