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July 2020

A Day at Lost Ruby Farm

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Lost Ruby Farm is a small farmstead specializing in crafting cheeses from the milk of its small herd of pasture-raised goats. Owners Adair Mali and Antonio Guindon also raise chickens for egg production, pigs for their whey consumption and and for butchering, and a limited number of turkeys available at Thanksgiving. Join Adair as she shows you around the farm...she may even introduce you to the goats.

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A Hike on the Norfolk Land Trust Trails

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Norfolk has hundreds of miles of trails through beautiful woods and fields, many of them arriving at a summit like Dennis Hill or Haystack Mountain, from where you can look out at a broad, scenic view. This virtual walk lets you sample trails maintained by the Norfolk Land Trust, which publishes maps for downloading and use when you visit in person.

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Tour: Four Notable Norfolk Houses

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

This video tour compares and contrasts the exterior architecture of four notable Norfolk houses: The Joseph Battell House (aka Whitehouse), Knolly Brook, Beechwood Cottage and Tea and Cozy Cottage. The four represent different periods in Norfolk's history and demonstrate the changing visions of fashionable design. Tour leader Tom McGowan offers a glimpse of several other historic buildings along the way.

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Tour of Husky Meadows Farm

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Take a virtual tour of one of Norfolk's most varied farms. Husky Meadows Farm grows organic produce and makes its own pickles and soups. It has a thriving farm stand, sells Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and, when possible, will return to its accustomed place at the Norfolk Farmers Market.

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Studio Tour: Adam Paul Heller

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Visit the studio of stone worker Adam Paul Heller and learn why he uses classic hand carving methods to cut and sculpt stone. He will also demonstrate some of his techniques.

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Studio Tour: Jon Riedeman

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Sculptor Jon Riedeman opens his Norfolk studio, where he has worked for close to three decades. A former Sculptor-in-Residence at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H., Jon has won several awards including a MacDowell fellowship, and his work has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the region. He currently is pursuing a special interest in portraying birds.

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Studio Tour: Jim Jasper

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Virtual tour of painter and print maker Jim Jasper's Norfolk studio, including a look at some of the artist's recent work, a set of paintings illustrating the three cantos of Dante's "Divine Comedy." Previously, Jim created illustrations for Herman Melville's novel, "Moby Dick."

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Studio Tour: Susan Rood

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Susan Rood, a print maker who works in linocut, monotype and collage, has opened her studio for a virtual tour. Susan grew up in Northwest Connecticut and presently lives on the Rood family farm. Her work reflects her agricultural roots and its changing environment, and includes images of animals and plants that are tied together with a narrative thread.

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Tour of Historic Center Cemetery

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Center Cemetery is the oldest of Norfolk’s burial grounds, established in 1757 on Old Colony Road. Many Norfolk notables are interred there, including James Mars, who in 1798 at the age of eight was the last slave bought and sold in Norfolk. Mars was freed at age 21, eventually wrote an autobiography and lived until 1880. This virtual tour is led by historian William Hosley, former curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, and former director of…

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Studio Tour: Karen Linden

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Join a virtual tour of Karen Linden's studio. Karen, who works primarily in oils, studied painting and drawing at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of Norfolk Artists & Friends.

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Stained Glass Windows Tour: Battell Chapel

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Take a guided tour of Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows, designed by D. Maitland Armstrong and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Three large windows designed by Armstrong and made of opalescent glass fill the west end of the chapel. Tiffany’s five smaller windows face them from the east; they depict the four seasons, with a brilliant sunrise as the center.

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February 2021

Stained Glass Windows Tour: Battell Chapel

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Take a guided tour of Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows, designed by D. Maitland Armstrong and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Three large windows designed by Armstrong and made of opalescent glass fill the west end of the chapel. Tiffany’s five smaller windows face them from the east; they depict the four seasons, with a brilliant sunrise as the center.

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What Do Farmers Do in Winter?

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Everyone knows that in summer farmers are busy taking care of crops and animals, taking produce to market, making cheese and the other myriad seasonal tasks that they have to get done. But what happens in the winter when the weather is too cold to grow vegetables and the animals (and people) want to stay indoors? Find out from three of Norfolk's farms: Husky Meadows Farm, Broad Field Farm and Lost Ruby Farm. They are all very different in the…

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A Visit with Laura Nichols

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Although potter Laura Nichols works on a farm in Virginia much of the year, she has a house on Mountain Road and her Norfolk roots are deep. Her great-grandparents built The Alders (see our virtual tour). Her pottery has been available at the Artisans Guild (now the Guilded Artisan) since 1996, and she has demonstrated her art several times at Weekend in Norfolk. In this video, Laura takes you to her studio and explains a little of how she arrives…

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Studio Tour: Susan Aziz, Puppet-maker

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Norfolk newcomer Susan Aziz designs and makes puppets and costumes in her studio at Whiting Mills in Winsted. With work that ranges from the whimsical and charming to the serious and contemplative, Susan has found a specialty in creating animals and magical creatures of all sorts. She shares some her favorite projects in this studio tour.

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