• From Right to Left: Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio

    Weir Farm

    National Historic Site Connecticut

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  • Park Closures September 7, 2014

    Please note that on Sunday, September 7th, the parking lot, visitor center, Weir Studio, and Young Studio will close at 1 pm for the annual Jazz in the Garden event. The 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm tours of the Weir House will not be offered.

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Follow Wilton High School students Emma and Alosha as they blog about their experiences as interns at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Thank You Weir Farm

June 20, 2013 Posted by: Emma

In her fairwell post, Emma says goodbye to her internship. In a beautifully retrospective moment, Emma reflects upon what the past month has meant to her. Goodbye Emma, you're always welcome back.

 

Limbo-ers in limbo

June 15, 2013 Posted by: Alosha

Can the day turn from drab to fab in time for a school visit? Will the rangers be able to distract 50 second-graders when the bus runs late? What's Alosha's favorite thing about the park? Find out here!

 

Kids everywhere!

June 13, 2013 Posted by: Alosha

Alosha reflects on the excitement of kids that visit the park as she prepares for a large group from Discovery Magnet, and her last days at Weir Farm National Historic Site.

 

Junior Rangers

June 13, 2013 Posted by: Emma

Emma gets to swear in a passel of new Junior Rangers and loves how effective these programs are in providing a great overview of the each park.

 

Hello Goodbye

June 07, 2013 Posted by: Alosha

There are plenty of Wilton High School interns here at Weir Farm National Historic Site. This week Alosha introduces you to one that would be able to converse with you about the tragic life of Jean Valjean in three languages. Meet Sacha!

 

Introducing Mike!

June 07, 2013 Posted by: Emma

"And in this corner..." meet Mike! One of the other natural resources interns at Weir Farm National Historic Site, learn fun facts about this deadheader.

 

In the Blink of an Eye

June 05, 2013 Posted by: Emma

Emma gets out into the landscape and "paints with a stick", as Julian Alden Weir would have said. Read this post and "see" her approach to art.

 

Creative Writing Wednesday

June 05, 2013 Posted by: Alosha

The landscape at Weir Farm National Historic Site forms a sensory explosion as Alosha gets into the rhythm of working at the park.

 

Water everywhere! Time to paint?

May 31, 2013 Posted by: Alosha

May showers bring about a dramatic color change in the landscape and mark the start of warmer summer months. Alosha thankfully warns us to be mindful of proper hydration when exploring and being outside. Perhaps the enthusiastic visiting students have sparked an artistic bent. Read her entry to experience these revelations.

 

Searching for all the colors of the wind.

May 31, 2013 Posted by: Emma

Emma hikes down to Weir Pond and marvels at the noticeable difference between the dull winter and brilliant green seen now. This inspires her to journey about the park finding other colors of the season.

 

Alosha's First Blog Post

May 29, 2013 Posted by: Alosha

Meet Alosha, one of Weir Farm National Historic Site's 2013 interns. Get some background information about her as she prepares to chronicle her adventures at Weir Farm National Historic Site.

 

Emma's First Blog Post

May 29, 2013 Posted by: Emma

Meet Emma and learn a little more about her before learning about her journey as an intern at Weir Farm National Historic Site!

 

Did You Know?

Stars on the ceiling of Weir's studio - Photo by Barry McCormick

Many famous artists have found inspiration at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and John Twachtman have all painted on site. More...