What's in the attic?
Suffield - posted Apr, 22 2013
SUFFIELD – On Saturday, May 4, Connecticut Landmarks’ Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden will offer the first of its First Saturday Attic Tours at 1:30 p.m. On the first Saturday of each month, from May through October, Phelps-Hatheway staff will present a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Phelps-Hatheway attic, which showcases a unique variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th century objects and collections. Regular admission applies. First Saturday Attic Tour dates will be May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5. Like many attics, the Phelps-Hatheway attic remained untouched for generations and was filled with haphazardly-placed objects. Connecticut Landmarks hired a curatorial consultant to carry out an “attic archaeology” project, which revealed that the space was a veritable time capsule telling the story of family life on Suffield’s historic Main Street. The Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden is located at 55 South Main Street, Suffield, and is open for regular tours from May– Oct. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, and seniors; $4 for children age 6-18; admission for children under 6 and Connecticut Landmarks members is free. Families of two adults with children are $15; and groups of 10 or more are $5 per person. For school groups and special curriculum-based programming, or to reserve tours for groups of 10 or more, please contact (860) 247-8996. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.