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Beginning January 2019

Enriched evenings await! Join us for the inaugural season of 3rd Thursdays at the Farmhouse. Awaken your senses, expand your horizons – unique experiences every month to enhance our exhibitions, celebrate the seasons, and promote connections to our local natural and cultural heritage.

The Winemaker’s Hand

By ktill | October 10, 2018
January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Natalie Berkowitz, author of The Winemaker’s Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir will give a presentation about the complex process of converting grapes to wine. Berkowitz has interviewed winemakers throughout the world who work in diverse wine-producing regions including Chile, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and the US. The event includes…

Flamenco Guitar Performance & Group Flamenco Dance Lesson

By ktill | October 10, 2018
February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Renowned guitarists “Jay & Lee” will be on site to entertain us in conjunction with the opening of our exhibition “Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar,” featuring the art, history, and cultural impact of the guitar, with 40 instruments on display. See dozens of photographs and illustrations depicting significant artists and…

New Orleans Jazz on Tap on the Farm

By ktill | October 10, 2018
March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NOLA comes to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center!Enjoy tasty beers and a box supper on our Heckscher Farm, with a concert in The Farmhouse, followed by the unique experience of parading and reveling with the band among our heritage breeds of animals. Join in this musical treat amid our Randall cattle, our Alpine and…

April Flowers: Floral Design Class

By Kristie Corridori | October 23, 2018
April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trish O’Sullivan is the former Floral Design Director of the New York Botanical Gardens and currently the owner of Trish O’Sullivan Designs, LLC. She teaches floral design at the Greenwich Botanical Gardens and the Silvermine Art Center. Trish will lead the class through creating a unique and beautiful arrangement for which all materials will be…

Foraging on the Farm with Wildman Steve Brill

By Kristie Corridori | October 23, 2018
May 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wildman Steve Brill, “America’s Go-To Person for Foraging,” will be on our 118-acre campus to conduct a foraging excursion. During this hands-on program, attendees will learn how to forage for edible plants that grow in our own backyard, such as mushrooms, wild herbs, wild leeks, and wild berries. In addition, Wildman Steve will share recipes…

Super-Natural Snaps: Perfecting Nature Photography

By Kristie Corridori | October 23, 2018
June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Today most people use cell phones as their primary camera. Award-winning photographer, Anne Friday, will be on hand to teach all smart phone owners how to get the best photos from your cell phone camera. Taking advantage of the Summer Solstice light and our beautiful 118-acre campus, Anne will teach students technique and the art…