Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio Under Restoration
The historic Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio are currently undergoing restoration and are closed to the public. The Burlingham House Visitor Center and park grounds remain open and available during regular hours. More »
Artwork - Dorothy Weir & Mahonri Young
After her father's death, Dorothy would manage the 253-acre property in Branchville and care for her step-mother Ella Baker Weir. Dorothy would inherit the property in 1931, give 60-acres to Cora Weir Burlingham, and marry Mahonri Young. Although she was dedicated to preserving her father's legacy, this gallery is dedicated to the works Dorothy created later in life.
Born in Salt Lake City, Mahonri Young would eventually move to New York to help further his art career. When he married Dorothy Weir, in 1931, he began living and working at Weir Farm. He would have a studio built in 1932 that would serve as a creative space for a some of his most well-known pieces.
Did You Know?
Painter Julian Alden Weir installed stars on the ceiling of all three of his studios. He had three studios: one in New York City, one in Windham, CT and one behind his home in Branchville, CT. Visitors will be able to see the original stars in his Branchville studio at Weir Farm National Historic Site once the Weir Studio has been restored in late 2013.