Gunn Memorial Library & Historical Museum

5 Wykeham Rd. , Washington, CT 06793.

 On the Green. Library (860) 868-7586. Museum (860) 868-7756. 1908 library with gilded ceiling mural by H. Siddons Mowbray. CT Reference Room. Free WiFi. Library Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9:30-5, Tues. & Thurs. 9:30-8, Sat. 9:30-3. Open seasonally Sun. 12-4. Closed Wed. Local history museum in 1781 house with changing exhibits. Museum Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4 (May-Dec.). or by appt. Free.

Hartland Historical Society/Gaylord House Museum

141 Center St., Rte. 20, West Hartland, CT 06091.

(860) 309-8016. 1845 Colonial house furnished with a period bedroom and living room, also changing exhibit room and a tool collection. Open 1st Sun. May-Oct. 2 - 4, or by appt.

Harwinton Historical Society

Litchfield Rd., Rte. 118 , Harwinton, CT 06791.

(860) 482-7978 or 485-0610. harwhistsoc@gmail.com. Restored 1840 schoolhouse & a replica 19th c. barn displaying an extensive collection of farm tools. Open by appt.

Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum

192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 482-8260. Victorian Mansion c. 1900 remains elegantly furnished as the family lived in it; parquet floors, mahogany paneling, Louis XV parlor, glass, porcelain & painting collections. Apr. 15 - Oct. 31. Open Wed. thru Sat. noon - 4. Victorian Christmas starting mid-December.

Hunt Hill Farm

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 355-0300. A regional cultural center dedicated to preservation, Hunt Hill Farm is the home of the Skitch Henderson Museum and the Silo Store, Gallery and Cooking School. A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, it offers concerts, art exhibitions, cultural, and culinary programs to the public in a splendid setting of historic farm buildings all surrounded by hundreds of acres of preserved open-space farms and forestland. Wed. – Sat. 10-5, & Sun. noon -5.

Hurd House, Old Woodbury Historical Society

Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798.

Box 705. (203) 266-0305. hurdhousect@yahoo.com. A fine example of an early home, circa 1680 and colonial herb garden. Jun.-Oct., Sun., 2-4, or by appt. Free. District 2 – One room schoolhouse open one Sun. each month or by appt. Open house Thanksgiving morning 10-noon, and Christmas Festival 1st Sat. in Dec.

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT 06010.

(860) 314-1400. Inspiration and investigation flourish at Imagine Nation. Featuring three floors of twelve interactive, Reggio-Emilia influenced studios supporting curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, confidence and citizenship. Each studio, including our Outdoor Learning Park, is designed to extend classroom curriculum for Pre-K through 2nd grade children by relating to standards across all domains. Enjoy snacks, lunch and ice cream in our café with healthy menu options. Extended learning opportunities are available with lab and outreach workshops.

Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd., Washington, CT 06793.

 (860) 868-0518. Situated on 15 wooded acres with trails, garden areas, and a replicated 17th century Algonkian Village. Fun, interactive and exciting programs, workshops and festivals for all ages. Wide range of exhibits featuring Woodland Native American cultures from 10,000 years ago to present day. Changing temporary exhibits highlight Native Peoples. Children's Discovery Room. Four Directions Gift Shop. Open year-round, Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5. Adm: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids (ages 3-12).

James Morris Museum

4 North St., Morris, CT 06763.

Rte. 61. (860) 567-5036. Located in Morris Community Hall are archives and heirlooms of the Morris Family, local history displays, art exhibits, and a reference library. Tues. – Wed. 10-8, Thurs. - Fri. 1-8; & Sat. 10-3.

Keeler Tavern Museum

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

(203) 438-5485. Docents lead visitors through this 1713 landmark as they experience life across three centuries, from dodging a visible 1777 British cannonball, to enjoying the brick-walled garden and pavilion created by renowned 20th century architect-owner Cass Gilbert. Collections include artwork, costumes, documents and furnishings. Tours: Feb.-Dec., Sat., Sun., & Wed. 1-4. Last tours begins at 3:30. Adm.