Stanley-Whitman House has a wide range of annual and special events, as well as community and education programs. See below for a selection of events, and browse individual program pages for more in-depth listings.

Please note: Programs and events are subject to change - please check our website and social media pages often for cancellations, addiitons and modifications.

The Mary Barnes Society

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO, ON JANUARY 25, 1663, MARY BARNES OF FARMINGTON WAS HANGED AS A WITCH ON GALLOWS HILL IN HARTFORD.

The Mary Barnes Society at Stanley-Whitman House marked the 358th anniversary of her hanging with a series of online presentations on the Museum’s YouTube channel, followed by a Zoom panel discussion (prerecorded). 

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Stanley-Whitman House Celebrates 300 Years!

Stanley-Whitman House Celebrates 300 Years!


On the occasion of its Tercentenary, the Museum presents the following online Symposium in four parts (below) highlighting its illustrious builder and past residents, presented by esteemed historians Betty Coykendall, Lisa Johnson, and Sherra Palmer.  

Deacon John Stanley (1647-1729)

Presented by Lisa Johnson

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Ebenezer Steele (1671-1722)

Presented by Sherra Palmer

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Thomas and Mary Steele Smith (1699-1788; 1706-1789)

Presented by Sherra Palmer

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The Whitman Family and their 187 Years with this house

Presented by Betty Coykendall

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Community Programs
Exciting and enriching experiences await you at Stanley-Whitman House! Community programs include Adult Group Tours, Foodways hearth cooking demonstrations, Music in the Tavern/Garden and more.

Education Programs
Education Programs at the museum emphasize student-driven learning and hands-on methods of teaching. Content-rich programs use research and primary materials to teach history to students in grades PK-12.