Holiday Open House
The Barnes Museum will be holding an Open House as part of Downtown Hospitality Night on Friday, December 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, December 5th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. Friday evening will feature the Southington Chamber Singers and their melodious renditions of holiday classics. Both open houses will include hot apple cider for visitors provided by Southington ShopRite.
This year the Museum’s holiday decorations will include a collection of greeting cards received by Bradley and Leila Barnes in 1925 and antique holiday postcards dating back to 1906. The porch will have an exhibit of antique toys and games in their original boxes. The trees, staircases and mantels will be decorated with foliage from the Museum gardens. The dining room will have a special exhibit on display for the first time.
Individual holiday tours will be conducted during regular daily tour hours and the museum will remain decorated until January 18th.
The 14th Annual Taste of Southington
Wednesday, August 5th from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Visitors enjoy The Taste of Southington on the lawn of the Barnes Museum.
Bring your whole family to the Barnes Museum to taste some of the best food in Southington, listen to great music and tour the Museum. Whether you like Italian, Irish, Indian, Mexican, Baked, Smoked or Sweet you will find something to satisfy your taste buds a this year’s Taste of Southington.
Entertainment will be provided by Connecticut native, Malorie Leogrande, back by popular demand after her performance at the Taste last Summer.
Special “Thanks” to TD Bank for their continued support of The Taste of Southington.
Cruisin’ New England Car Show was a huge success.
Bradley Barnes’ priceless 1912 Pope Hartford Roadster. On loan from AAA West Hartford
June 13th – The Friends of the Barnes Museum Cruisin’ New England Antique Car Show with Paul Mennet featured antique cars from throughout New England including Bradley Barnes’ 1912 Pope Hartford Roadster.
Jerry and Joyce Chase step up to their 1909 Pope Hartford.
Upcoming (Date to be announced)- The Barnes Diaries Revealed: An Afternoon with the Family. Tour the Barnes Museum and meet “family” members who will share details from three generations of the Bradley-Barnes family.