In light of our 100th Anniversary, a visit to Weir Farm has been scheduled. To register: email Betty Boscaino (email@example.com) Please include your name, email and phone number and if you would like to use art supplies. We are limited to 24 participants so registration is a must. First come-first served. Please wear comfortable walking shoes/sneakers and long pants for tick prevention. No cost, the Park is fee free.
Rain date is June 29th. You will be notified by email if we have inclement weather.
The Junior League, under the guidance of former JLSN member Mignette (Minnie) Hollyman, initiated a docent program long before the park was designated a Historical National Park. Weir Farm National Historical Park, established in 1990, is a National Park for Art, a place that has been inspiring artists since 1882 when America’s most beloved Impressionist, Julian Alden Weir, made this his summer home. Today, artists and visitors of all ages come to the park to enjoy the stunning landscape, walk in the footsteps of American masters, and create art! Our visit will include a 45 minute Ranger-guided tour of the Weir House and Studios to learn about the legacy creativity started by Weir, and the three generations of artists who called Weir Farm home. This is the only National Park dedicated to painting.
After the tour you have the option to create your own artwork with the park’s free to use colored pencils or pastels. In addition, you may stop by the newly-renovated visitor center to view the new exhibits and artwork, enjoy a stroll through the stunning grounds and gardens or take a hike to Weir Pond. Please do bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the park and a folding chair as there are limited benches or picnic tables. Note: If you would prefer not to bring a brown bag picnic lunch you are welcome to depart and enjoy any of the area restaurants in Branchville, Ridgefield or Wilton. Happy to make recommendations. Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Betty at 203-856-6238.