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Programs & Events

All programs require guests to be masked or distanced for safety.

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October

Saturday, October 2, 2pm
House Tour
Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Rotch-Jones-Duff mansion. Various RJD Docents and staff conduct tours. Free with the price of museum admission.

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 13, 5pm – 8pm
RotchtoberFest
Carve and contribute a pumpkin for the Great Pumpkin Parade (please bring your own pumpkin). Enjoy seasonal ales provided by Moby Dick Brewing Co. and nosh from Oxford Creamery’s Oxcart. Pretty Little Builder will also have handmade Halloween décor for sale. All ages are welcome to this autumnal event.

Thursday, October 14, 4pm – 8pm
The Great Pumpkin Parade
Visit the grounds to see a display of Jack-O-Lanterns, carved with care by community members. Inside the mansion, children can participate in a scavenger hunt with prizes. At 6pm, Cool Banana Wig performs, bringing kids up to play homemade or unusual instruments and JAM with the band! Refreshments served. Suggested donation: $5 Individuals / $10 Family. This event is also part of AHA night.

Friday, October 15, 6pm – 9pm
Mystery at the Mansion: Once Upon A Crime
Presented in partnership with The Collective
There has been a theft at The Rotch-Jones-Duff Mansion! A beloved artifact has been stolen. All signs point to it being an inside job. Is it the newly appointed Director, the surly grounds keeper? Or any of the other suspects? Who knows who dunnit! Detective Atwell Ryan is calling on you to come out and help him find the culprits. Come hear what the suspects have to say for themselves and help identify the criminal. Tickets available on Event Brite: $45 Seasonal nosh and one drink included with your ticket. (Cash bar available).

Thursday, October 21, 10:30am – 11:30am
Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again
VIRTUAL Lecture with Page Dickey
In partnership with the Garden Club of Buzzards Bay
Page Dickey is a gardener, garden designer and author of several books about gardening. Hear from the author about her newest book. Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again, describes leaving a beloved garden of thirty-four years, finding a home in the northwest corner of Connecticut, and falling in love with its land. *Registration for this event has closed*



November

Saturday, November 6, 2pm
House Tour
Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Rotch-Jones-Duff mansion. Various RJD Docents and staff conduct tours. Free with the price of museum admission.

Thursday November 11, 5:30pm
Preservation Success Stories VIRTUAL Talk
Join Dawn Salerno, Executive Director, and her guests who will talk about particular successes they’ve had in their efforts to preserve historic sites. This event is free as part of AHA Night. Register for this Virtual Event.

Friday, November 26, 5pm – 8pm
Friday Night Brights
Visit the RJD garden for family-friendly fun, music and refreshment. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and seasonal accessories. The Cookie Challenge returns this year where weekend-warrior bakers bring batches of their favorite cookie recipes for you to sample and judge. The decorated mansion will also be open as space allows for touring. Suggested donation: $5 individual / $10 family.

Tuesday, November 30, Seatings available at 2pm & 4pm
Afternoon Tea in the Parlors
Enjoy tea and scones in the festively decorated double parlors of the mansion. Festive dress is encouraged. Fee includes tea, desserts, and admission to the Museum. Register on line: $25 Members / $30 Public; or call the museum with your payment info. Advance reservations required.


December

Sunday, December 5, 3pm
Children’s Tea
Bring your favorite doll or plushy animal friend for tea in the decorated parlors of the mansion. Dress-up is encouraged, but not at all required. Fee includes tea, desserts, and admission to the Museum. Recommended for ages 5 and up, with adult companion. Register on line: $25 Member adult / $30 Public adult /$10 per child; or call the museum with your payment info. Advance reservations required.

Thursday, December 9, 4pm – 6pm
Christmas on County
Drop in to see the decked halls of the mansion and hear from docents about some of the holiday customs held by residents of the house. This event is free as a part of AHA night.

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