Weir Farm National Historic Site

735 Nod Hill Road
203-834-1896

In the summer of 1882, American Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir boarded a train from New York bound for his modest farm among rolling hills in Branchville, Connecticut. Far from the commotion of the city, Weir and his family transformed their summer retreat into a creative refuge for friends and fellow artists. After Weir, Sculptor Mahonri Young and painter Sperry Andrews followed, and continued a legacy of artistic expression at Weir Farm that still inspires today.


Upcoming Events at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Stone Wall Tours

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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26th Annual Halloween Owl Prowl

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Weir Farm Art Academy Session Workshop

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Weir Farm Art Academy Session Workshop

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Exhibition - J. Alden Weir and His Circle, Art and Letters

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center
Wilton, CT
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Recent News

Students or Recent Graduates: Apply Today to be a Paid Intern at Weir Farm NHS

Weir Farm NHS has three paid internship positions that are open for applications. Join the Weir Farm Family and apply to be an intern today!National Council for Preservation Education InternshipsWeir Farm NHS is partnering with the National Council f…

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Weir Farm Art in the Park Winners Announced and Contest Entries on Exhibit

Weir Farm Announces Art in the Park Contest Winners and Impressions of Weir Farm - Art in the Park Exhibition on View at G & B Cultural Center through October 3, 2018Weir Farm NHS and our partners would like to thank and congratulate all of the a…

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Weir Farm NHS September and October Programs

Weir Farm offers guided tours, free-to-use art supplies, Junior Ranger activities, and more Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm through October, as well as special programs and events. See below for a listing of our upcoming programs. Visit Weir F…

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Register Now for Shinrin Yoku Forest Wellness Walks at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing Wellness Walks - As part of the park's Healthy Parks Healthy People program, Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering wellness walks, led by Certified Forest Therapy Guide Jennifer Salkin. Shinrin Yoku, also called For…

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National Park Tourism in Connecticut, Including Weir Farm NHS, Creates $2.9 Million in Economic Benefit

New report shows visitor spending supports 26 jobs in ConnecticutWilton and Ridgefield, CT – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 38,095 visitors to Weir Farm National Historic Site in 2017 spent $2,178,100 in communities near th…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Opens for 2018 Seasonand Features Student Art Exhibit in May

WILTON/RIDGEFIELD – Weir Farm National Historic Site opens its doors for the season on Wednesday May 2, 2018. The Visitor Center, Weir Studio, and Young Studio will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and guided tours of the Weir House will be of…

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IT Specialist Position at 5 National Parks Open for Applications Through April 10

Join our Team! IT Specialist position at 5 parks open for applications through April 10th.Are you an IT expert? Have you always wanted to work for the National Park Service? Here's your chance to work with staff at 5 national parks, including Weir Fa…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Recruiting New Volunteers

Weir Farm National Historic Site is gearing up for the 2018 season, and is recruiting new volunteers to join our diverse team. Volunteering at Weir Farm is fun, it makes a difference, and it's easy to get started! Weir Farm National Historic Site is …

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Weir Farm Open for Tours in Honor Of Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Weir Farm National Historic Site will be offering special tours and a gift to all Military Veterans who visit the park on Saturday November 11th between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Although our buildings are closed for the season,…

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Apply to be a Paid Intern at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Community Volunteer Ambassador Intern As a Community Volunteer Ambassador Intern (CVA) you will engage diverse groups in volunteerism, service-learning, and community activities at Weir Farm National Historic Site. As a CVA, you will help grow volun…

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Friends of Weir Farm National Historic Site Recognize National ParkInterns as Young Stewards

Wilton, CT - Friends of Weir Farm National Historic Site awarded the first Young Stewards awards to three seasonal interns:-Tanner Burgdorf of Bridgeport, CT - Natural Resources Intern-Josh Pfohl of Ridgefield, CT - Youth Ambassador Intern-Claire Ten…

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Register to Volunteer on National Public Lands Day

Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a habitat and trail restoration event. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in trail maintenance; removing brush and invasive plants. Join your local national park in an effort to improve park …

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Announces First Annual Art in the Park Festival and Art Contest Entries Being Accepted now through the Day of the Festival

WILTON/RIDGEFIELD – On Friday, August 25, 2017 Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Friends of Weir Farm, and the Weir Farm Art Center will host an Art in the Park Festival, culminating with judging and announcement of the winners of this year…

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Registration Open for Weir Farm Art Academy Sessions

Weir Farm National Historic Site, in partnership with Master Artist/Instructor Dmitri Wright, is thrilled to continue offering Weir Art Farm Academy workshops at the park in 2017. Registration is now open for Summer and Fall workshops which are open …

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Register Now for Nature of Love Guided Walking Tour with Bonnie Tremante

Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering a free, one-hour Nature of Love Walk on Sunday June 11, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 am with local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante.  Enjoy a walk through the lush, summer landscape of Weir Fa…

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Register Now for Connecticut Trails Day Volunteer Event at Weir Farm NHS

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a trail restoration event. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in a trail repair project that will include unwanted vegetation removal, adju…

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National Park Tourism in Connecticut Creates $2.3 Million in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 39,000 national park visitors in Connecticut spent $2,300,000 in the state in 2016. That spending resulted in 33 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $3,100,000. "Wei…

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Register Now for a Two Day Stone Wall Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a two day hands-on stone wall workshop on Friday and Saturday, May 12 & 13, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale, with assistance from the park's Res…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Drew Nearly 40,000 Visits in 2016

WILTON/RIDGEFIELD - Weir Farm National Historic Site welcomed nearly 40,000 visitors in 2016, the National Park Service's Centennial Year. Throughout the year, the park encouraged people to experience the park and to join in the centennial celebratio…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Recruiting New Volunteers

Weir Farm National Historic Site is gearing up for the 2017 season, and is recruiting new volunteers to join our diverse team. Volunteering at Weir Farm is fun, it makes a difference, and it's easy to get started! From working outdoors in the park's …

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Seeking Volunteersfor Upcoming 2017 Season

WILTON/RIDGEFIELD – Weir Farm National Historic Site is gearing up for the 2017 season, and is recruiting new volunteers to join our diverse team. Volunteering at Weir Farm is fun, it makes a difference, and it's easy to get started! Hours are flex…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Celebrates NPS Centennial Accomplishments from 2016

WILTON/RIDGEFIELD - As the National Park Service embarks on its second century of service, Weir Farm National Historic Site is celebrating the significant accomplishments of its centennial celebration and engagement with the Find Your Park /Encuentra…

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Apply Now to be a Park Ranger at Weir Farm!

Have you always wanted to work for the National Park Service? Here's your chance to be a seasonal Park Ranger at Weir Farm National Historic Site! At Weir Farm National Historic Site, seasonal Park Rangers provide exceptional visitor service, interpr…

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Register Now for Anna’s Sense of Fate Guided Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site

WILTON AND RIDGEFIELD, CT-  Weir Farm National Historic Site is offering a free, one-hour Anna’s Sense of Fate Guided Walk on Saturday October 29, from 4:oo to 5:00 pm.The take a late afternoon walk through the autumn landscape of Weir Farm Nation…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site to Discontinue Sales of Senior Interagency Passes

Wilton, Ct- As of July 31, 2016, Weir Farm National Historic Site will discontinue the sale of the Senior Interagency Pass. Weir Farm National Historic Site will continue to issue free Access, Annual Military, and Annual Every Kid in a Park Interagen…

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Weir Farm Natural Historic Site - 100 Years: Let's Celebrate!

The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of protecting and sharing America's most treasured lands in 2016. Weir Farm National Historic Site invites you to join the celebration with special centennial activities, exhibits, and events at the …

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In Celebration of NPS Centennial, Weir Farm National Historic Site Seeks Volunteers to Engage Visitors

Do you have a passion for history or art? Do you enjoy getting outside and working with your hands? Weir Farm National Historic Site is actively recruiting volunteers for the upcoming season, which starts on May 1st, to share the stories and history …

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Weir Farm Superintendent Wins Prestigious National Park Service Award

Weir Farm National Historic Site is proud to announce Superintendent Linda Cook recently received the Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Stewardship. Out of more than 20,000 National Park Service employees, only three are a…

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Weir Farm Hiring Operations Supervisor – Apply Now!

Wilton, CT---Have you always wanted to work for the National Park Service? Here's your chance, apply now to be the Operations Supervisor at Weir Farm National Historic Site! Apply online through Friday January 22, 2016 on USAJobs at: https://www.usaj…

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Weir Farm is Hiring - Apply Now!

Have you always wanted to work for the National Park Service? Here's your chance, apply now to be a seasonal Park Guide at Weir Farm National Historic Site! Apply online now through December 30, 2015 on USAJobs at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/View…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Launches Innovative Wayfinding Pilot

New “View Poles” to Show Visitors Around Park Year-RoundRidgefield and Wilton, CT -- Weir Farm National Historic Site is launching a pilot wayfinding system that will show visitors around the park during all months of the year. Beginning Thursday…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative

Weir Farm National Historic Site invites all 4th grade students to visit the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September 1, 4th grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and o…

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Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service

Be Inspired at the Only National Park Dedicated to American Painting    Wilton, CT---The National Park Service is turning 99 years old  and Weir Farm National Historic Site wants you to join the party by coming to your local national park anytime…

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Teen Impressionist Painting Workshop

There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to co…

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Weir Farm Art Academy Sessions at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton, CT---Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the 2015 Weir Art Farm Academy schedule in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s Master Artist/Instructor.Weir Farm Art Academy students will learn to apply the methods used by the Impres…

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'Artists on Site' 25th Anniversary Exhibition at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - Weir Farm National Historic Site celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the retrospective exhibition “Artists on Site,” including original work by 29 Artists-in-Residence and Visiting Artists. On view through O…

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Register Now: Celebrate National Trails Day and Connecticut Trails Weekend with a Hike!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT -- Lace up your hiking boots on Saturday June 6 to celebrate National Trails Day and Connecticut Trails Weekend! Join Weir Farm National Historic Site Gardener Jill Anderson for a guided walk from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, spons…

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Register Now for Nature of Love Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT -- Discover the Nature of Love at Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante. Bonnie will discuss love letters exchanged between artist Julian Alden Weir and his then fiancée An…

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Tourism to Weir Farm National Historic Site Creates $2.6 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 23 jobs in local economyWilton and Ridgefield, CT - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 34,083 visitors to Weir Farm National Historic Site in 2014 spent $1.9 million in communities near the park…

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Rediscover Weir Farm National Historic Site on National Park

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT -- Make it a National Park Weekend with your neighbors at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Whether you’re looking for family fun, a unique glimpse into the past, or just a relaxing weekend outing, Weir Farm National Histo…

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Weir Farm NHS Seeks Docents to Staff Artists' Studios and Engage Visitors

Wilton & Ridgefield, CT - Do you have a passion for art, history, or art history? Are you interested in learning about and sharing the stories of influential American artists? Become a Studio Docent and introduce visitors from around the world to…

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Register Now for Fall Impressionist Painting Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced Artists!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT -- There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 18…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Hosts Stone Wall Workshop with Master Craftsman in Partnership with Dry Stone Conservancy

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a two day hands-on stone wall workshop. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale of Dry Stone Conservancy, the only nonprofit organization in the country devot…

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Register Now for Poetry of Painting Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you listen to poetry inspired by the paintings of Julian Alden Weir. The poetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante,…

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Weir Farm Art Academy Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the opening of the Weir Art Farm Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s Master Artist/Instructor. Due to popular demand, Mr. Wright is now offering academy level …

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Register Now for Free Teen Impressionist Painting Workshop!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 188…

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Register Now for Nature of Love Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT -- Discover the Nature of Love at Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante. Bonnie will discuss love letters exchanged between artist Julian Alden Weir and his then fiancée An…

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Register Now for Summer Impressionist Painting Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced Artists!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 188…

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Register Now for Summer Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 188…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site News: The Big Reveal - Grand Opening of the Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio

Wilton, CT -- Artist Julian Alden Weir was a 19th century rockstar in the world of Impressionist painting. He also had a stylish flair for interior design that will inspire you to you rethink your own living room. How do we know? We’ve seen ins…

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Weir Art Academy Opens at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT -- Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the opening of the Weir Art Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s Master Artist/Instructor.  Due to popular demand, Mr. Wright is now offering academy level tr…

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In Anticipation of Grand Opening, Weir Farm National Historic Site Seeks Docents to Staff Artists’ Studios

Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut: Do you have a passion for art, history, or art history?  Are you interested in learning about and sharing the stories of influential American artists?  Become a Studio Docent and introduce visitors from around th…

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Register Now for Fall Impressionist Painting Workshop for Intermediate to Advanced Artists!

There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to co…

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Register Now for Fall Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists!

There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to co…

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Your Local National Park!

Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a volunteer invasive plant pull from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in habitat restoration, removing invasive plants such as Garlic Mustard and Japanese Barberry from th…

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Poetry, Painting, and Prose Tour at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton, CT---Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you listen to poetry inspired by the paintings of Julian Alden Weir. The poetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captures the m…

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Weir Farm National Historic Site Offers Stone Wall Workshop with Master Craftsman in Partnership with Dry Stone Conservancy

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a two day hands-on stone wall workshop. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale of Dry Stone Conservancy, the only nonprofit organization in the country devot…

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Impressions of Spring On Exhibit at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - A New Exhibit of oil paintings and ink drawings by modern-day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright of Greenwich, Connecticut will be on display at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Impressions of Spring builds on his recen…

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Register Now for Free Teen Impressionist Painting Workshop!

There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to co…

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Celebrate Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy painting colorful gardens? Celebrate Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site where gardens and art go hand-in-hand! Weir Farm National Historic S…

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Celebrate National and Connecticut Trails Day with a Hike!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - Lace up your hiking boots on Saturday June 1 to celebrate National and Connecticut Trails Day! Join us for a guided walk from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, sponsored by Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Norwalk River Watershed…

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Register Now for Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop for Experienced Artists!

There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to co…

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Special Walk: The Nature of Love at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Discover the Nature of Love at Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante. Bonnie will discuss love letters exchanged between artist Julian Alden Weir and his then fiancée Anna Dwight Baker during …

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Register Now for Spring Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists!

here has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as well as to con…

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In Anticipation of Grand Opening, Weir Farm National Historic Site Seeks Garden Gang Volunteers

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT: Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are you an admirer of a well-maintained garden? Join the Garden Gang and enjoy time outdoors maintaining Weir Farm National Historic Site’s historic gardens that are admired by over 20,000 v…

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In Anticipation of Grand Opening, Weir Farm National Historic Site Seeks Garden Gang Volunteers

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT: Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are you an admirer of a well-maintained garden? Join the Garden Gang and enjoy time outdoors maintaining Weir Farm National Historic Site’s historic gardens that are admired by over 20,000 v…

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Celebrate National Park Week at Weir Farm National Historic Site!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT:  Saturday, April 20 marks the beginning of National Park Week- our nation’s annual celebration of its magnificent natural landscapes and diverse cultural heritage. This year, from April 20-28, YOU are invited to get …

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Celebrate National Park Week at Weir Farm National Historic Site!

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT:  Saturday, April 20 marks the beginning of National Park Week- our nation’s annual celebration of its magnificent natural landscapes and diverse cultural heritage. This year, from April 20-28, YOU are invited to get …

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Impressions of Light On Exhibit at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - From April 3rd through July 7th, 2013 the work of modern-day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright of Greenwich, CT will be on exhibit at Weir Farm National Historic Site. His exhibition, Impressions of Light, includes pain…

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Impressions of Light On Exhibit at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT - From April 3rd through July 7th, 2013 the work of modern-day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright of Greenwich, CT will be on exhibit at Weir Farm National Historic Site. His exhibition, Impressions of Light, includes pain…

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In Anticipation of Grand Opening, Weir Farm National Historic Site Seeks Volunteers to Engage Visitors

Are you a storyteller? Do you have a passion for history or art? Become a Visitor Service/Interpreter volunteer and share the stories and history of Weir Farm National Historic Site with visitors from around the world!This is an exciting time at Weir…

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Apply Now for Museum Technician Job Opening at Weir Farm NHS!

Job Title: Museum TechnicianDepartment:Department Of The InteriorAgency:National Park ServiceSALARY RANGE:    $16.92 to $21.99 / Per HourOPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, January 10, 2013 to Thursday, January 31, 2013SERIES &…

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Apply Now for Park Ranger Job Opening at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Have you always wanted to work for the National Park Service and wondered how YOU could become a Park Ranger?  Park Ranger interpreters connect people to parks. They play a key role in ensuring that visitors have a meaningful, satisfying, and sa…

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Foreshadowing Fate Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Walk through the autumn landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante as she reads excerpts of historic letters written in 1882 to artist Julian Alden Weir from his young fiancée Anna Dwight Baker. Th…

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Why Weir Farm National Historic Site is One of America’s Best Ideas

Wilton and Ridgefield, CT -- Have you ever wondered how a National Park is created? Why is Weir Farm NHS a National Park? What special place do you think should be a National Park? Let’s explore these questions together as we celebrate the 22nd ann…

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Nature’s Palette Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Experience more than just autumn’s beauty at Weir Farm National Historic Site, admiring works of artists of the past and learning about the trees that inspired them! Join Park Ranger Kristin Lessard for a hike that explores the stunning autumn …

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Register Now for Fall Impressionist Painting Workshop for Beginning Artists!

Wilton, CT---There has been a tradition of Impressionist painting at Weir Farm National Historic Site since Julian Alden Weir, the father of American Impressionism, acquired this rural, rustic retreat in Branchville, Connecticut in 1882. To honor as …

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National Park Foundation Awards 2012 America’s Best Idea Grant to Weir Farm National Historic Site and Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Wilton, CT---Weir Farm National Historic Site, in partnership with Girl Scouts of Connecticut, was selected as one of 49 national parks participating in the 2012 America’s Best Idea program sponsored by the National Park Foundation, the official ch…

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Grace Kelly Quintet Plays Weir Farm’s 'Jazz In The Garden'

Wilton, CT - Jazz in the Garden returnsfeaturing the acclaimed Grace Kelly Quintet. Event sponsor is the Weir Farm Art Center, in cooperation with Weir Farm National Historic Site and with support from The Wilton Bank and special thanks to Catherine …

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Poetry of Painting Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site

On Sunday, August 12, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you listen to poetry inspired by the paintings of Julian Alden Weir. The poetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captu…

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