Make Music Day with Kala Farnham at the Whitfield Museum

Whitfield House 248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford

Join the free celebration of music around the world on the summer solstice with an outdoor concert on the front lawn of the Whitfield House. Connecticut State Troubadour Kala Farnham is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter whose songwriting has been described as a reinvention of traditional folk with influences of pop, Broadway, and world music. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. The concert will be cancelled if it rains. For more information

UNITY interactive public art project at the Whitfield Museum

Whitfield House 248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford

Free Event! UNITY interactive public art project – Multicultural Performances – Community Expo – Kindness Rocks – Food & Supplies Drive – Tours In celebration of Welcoming Week, you’re invited to this free event to help build a nation of neighbors! Welcoming Week is an annual international campaign and celebration showcasing the work of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants and refugees. The Whitfield House was built in 1639 as the home of Guilford’s first minister as well as a fort for the new settlement of about 350 Puritans fleeing religious persecution in England. While Puritans were religious refugees, they were often not welcoming to those with differing views or those they thought of as inferior. Here at the museum, we’re committed to Welcoming Week’s goal of building a nation of neighbors. WelcomeFest is a free event open to everyone where we learn about cultures different from our own, celebrate our similarities and differences, and foster mutual understanding and deeper belonging for all. Support provided by CT Humanities. For more information