Connecticut
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
DUDLEY FARM (DUDLEY FARM FOUNDATION)

The Dudley Farm was built in 1844 by Erastus Dudley, a prosperous North Guilford farmer, gristmill and tannery owner. Today, the house, barns and surrounding ten picturesque acres occupy a portion of the land farmed by the Dudley family for almost 300 years. After David Dudley’s passing in 1991, the North Guilford Volunteer Fire Company, in cooperation with the North Guilford Congregational Church and the Town of Guilford Probate Court, obtained the Farm property. Lamenting the disappearance of farm life in the face of the rapid development of the late 20th century, the Volunteer Fire Company decided to establish a farm museum to preserve the region's agricultural heritage. Thus was born the Dudley Foundation, a nonprofit, member supported organization that maintains, through the work of volunteers, the Dudley Farm as a late 19th century farm museum. The restored farm house, barns and grounds allow visitors to experience life as it once was.Tours of the farm house introduce visitors to life in the year 1900 through its rooms and furnishings while stories of the home and inhabitants and the lifestyle of the time bring the past alive. The barns and out buildings, with displays of tools and farm equipment, and animals representative of the period, give a unique glimpse into life and work on a family farm. The grounds of the Dudley Farm include period flower and herb gardens, a farm garden, cropland, meadows and woods which all evoke a gentle sense of the past. Mission Statement: To preserve, restore and operate The Dudley Farm Museum as a late 19th century historical, educational and recreational resource to serve the general public.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Beth
Job Title/Position: 
Museum Director
Mailing Address: 
2351 DURHAM ROAD
GUILFORD, CT 06437
Physical Address: 
2351 DURHAM ROAD
Guilford, CT 06437
Last Name: 
Payne
Phone: 
203-457-0770

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - History
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Visual/Crafts - Basket Weaving
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Year Founded: 
1994
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Other
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Munger Barn
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
2351 Durham Rd
Guilford, CT 06437
Venue Phone: 
203-457-9769
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Venue Features: 
Dance floor
Loading dock
Security
Venue Capacity: 
85
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)