Kent is really at the heart of the northwestern Connecticut/Litchfield County region. Close to the Trinity
Pawling School, Salisbury, Warren, Washington, the Appalachian Trail, Lake Waramaug and Lime Rock State Park, Kent is your
gateway to adventure. During your stay at our Bed & Breakfast, please feel free to take advantage of the many recreational
activities available in the greater Kent, Connecticut area. Rent a canoe or kayak, go skiing at Mohawk Mountain, visit
Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, or just take a walk and admire the fall foliage. Fine lodging awaits you at our historic colonial Bed and
Breakfast when your adventure is complete. Below are just some of the diverse recreational opportunities for the adventurous.
For local activities and celebrations, please visit our LOCAL EVENTS page to view all of your options.
Guests of our Bed & Breakfast have so much to see and do in the Kent, Connecticut area. There is the magnificant Fall foliage and the Warren Fall Festival in October, the many quaint flea markets and racing at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville during spring and summer, elegant galleries open year round, or just spend time visiting the Kent Historical Society for a taste of days gone by. Local towns like Salisbury and Washington contain many gems worth exploring.
The Inn at Kent Falls is conveniently located to many of the best area schools, such as the excellent Trinity Pawling School, the Marvelwood School, the Hotchkiss School and the prestigious, Kent School. And when your day is done and your exploring spirit is satisfied, please return to the romance and luxury of our Bed and Breakfast for the finest lodging in the Kent area.
For local activities & celebrations, please visit EVENTS
KENT ART ASSOCIATION
21 South Main Street, Kent, CT 06757
860.927.3989 fax 860.927.4218
The Kent Art Association was founded in 1923 by nine well established artists who knew each other when they lived in New York before moving to Kent: Rex Brasher, Elliot Clark, Floyd Clymer, William Dryden, F. Luis Mora, George Laurence Nelson, Spencer Nichols, Robert Nisbet and Frederick Waugh. During KAA Shows open Thursday through Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
THE MORRISON GALLERY
8 Old Barn Road, Kent CT 06757
Gallery shows classic to contemporary often with live Jazz at the Openings. Eric Sloane original paintings, Peter Woytuk, Cleve Gray, Sandra Filippucci, Robert Andrew Parker, Robert Lenz, Chris Armstrong. The Morrison Gallery is at the center of the village of Kent in northwestern Connecticut in the The Kent Village Barns at the northeast corner of the intersection of Routes 7 (Main Street) and 341 (Maple Street) in a spacious and sprawlng post-and-beam structure. Convenient free parking in front of the building.
Wed-Sat 10:30-5:30 and Sun 1-4.
THE ARTS IN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CONNECTICUT
14 Old Barn Rd, Kent, CT 06757
Ober Gallery was founded in 2006 by Rob Ober. The gallery shows contemporary artists from New York, New England, and Russia. We have a reputation for showing important twentieth century and contemporary Russian art. In the last three years, we have shown works by Kasimir Malevich, Liubov Popova, and Ilya Kabakov. Four of the artists we represent were included in the 2005 Guggenheim Museum show “Russia.” The gallery is committed to discovering and giving national exposure to artists from New York and New England. We have an inventory of works by Sigmar Polke, A.R. Penck, Al Held, Milton Resnick, and George McNeil. Our gallery welcomes your inquiries.
Industrial museum displaying steam and gas tractors, working narrow gage railroad, working steam engines
P.O. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757
Open May-October, Wed-Sun from 10 am to 4 pm
Open May through September, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association is a non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation,
restoration and demonstration of antique machinery from our rich industrial and agricultural past. THE CREAM HILL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL is also here. CAMA is an all-volunteer organization. The Association is located on U.S. Rt. 7 less than a mile north of the center of town. As you head north on Rt. 7 out of town, CAMA is on the left or west side of the road.DIA:BEACON is a museum for Dia Art Foundation’s renowned collection of art from the 1960s to the present. Less than an hour from The Inn at Kent Falls this makes a perfect afternoon. The Museum also has a wondeful cafe and gift shop. Quite Extraordinary and special. www.diabeacon.org
THE KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
The artifacts of yesteryear
Marge McAvoy, Executive Director
The archives of the KHS are located at The Swift House, just east of the Patco Service Station near the traffic light at the junction of Route 7 and Route 341
12 Maple Street, Kent, CT 06757 860.927.3153 or 860.927.4587 www.kenthistoricalsociety.org
The Kent Historical Society was founded in 1954 by a handful of townspeople who recognized the need to collect and preserve information and artifacts from Kent’s past. In 1972, Mrs. Pauline Skiff Gunn deeded the ancient Skiff Mountain School House to the Society, and six years later charter member, George Laurence Nelson, left his beloved home, Seven Hearths, to the Society in his will. For many years, the Society consisted primarily of people and papers. The papers were kept in boxes at the Kent Art Association, and the members met whenever possible to discuss them. As the boxes of papers multiplied, new space was sought and eventually a move was made to the Kent Memorial Library, first to the basement and then to the former children’s room upstairs. Finally in 2002, the six file cabinets and contents of many bookshelves were moved to the Swift House at 12 Maple Street. Hours: Tuesday mornings from 9am – 12 noon, Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., and also by appointment
Open: July through August, Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 4:30pm or by appointment. Free.
MASS MOCA Museum
Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging. www.massmoca.org.
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
The world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art.
9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262 | 413.298.4100
The Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to education and art appreciation inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell. The museum preserves, studies and communicates with a worldwide audience the life, art and spirit of Norman Rockwell in the field of illustration. The museum is a gathering place for reflection, involvement, and discovery through the enjoyment of the artist’s work. Norman Rockwell’s unique contributions to art and society, popular culture and social commentary influence the museum’s programs and interpretations. Highlights include enduring favorites from Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers, the powerful Four Freedoms, and the nostalgic Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.
Experience the past.
Marge McAvoy, Executive Director
860.927.3153 or 860.927.4587
Enter the Flanders Historic District, once the original center of Kent, where you will find The Seven Hearths House
Re-creation of Eric Sloane’s art studio & KENT IRON FURNACE site
860.927.3849. Mid-May through October: Wednesday through Sunday 10:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Admission Charged. House is a re-creation of Eric Sloane’s art studio from his former house and a collection of early American tools donated by Eric Sloane – the country artist who featured old barns, homes and tools in his paintings and books on colonial America. Some of these tools date back to the l700’s. These tools were made by hand, and Mr. Sloane considered them works of art. The visitor will note that they are worn smooth by the palms of the hands of the people that used them. The museum site also includes the remains of the Kent Iron Furnace that operated from 1826-1892. Sloane Stanley is located on Route 7, 1 mile north of the traffic light at the center of town.
BELLAMY-FERRIDAY HOUSE & GARDEN
9 Main St. North, Bethlehem, CT 06751
203-266-7596 or 860-247-8996. 1754 home of Bethlehem’s First Minister transformed into a 20th century country estate with antiques, a formal garden of historic roses, lilacs, and peonies and an orchard. May–Aug. Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. 11 – 4; Sept.–Oct. Fri.-Sun. 11-4. Adm. Group tours maybe scheduled for other days and times by appt.
GLEBE HOUSE MUSEUM & GERTRUDE JEKYLL GARDEN
49 Hollow Rd., (off Rte. 6), Woodbury, CT 06798 | 203-263-2855
Architecturally interesting, this 1750’s minister’s farmhouse, or glebe, was where the first American Bishop of the Episcopal Church was elected in 1783. The house has fine period paneling and furnishings from the area and a gift shop. Site of only garden in the U.S. designed by Gertrude Jekyll. May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. 1-4; Weekends only in Nov., Sat.-Sun. 1-4; Dec.-Mar. by appt. Adm.
HURD HOUSE, OLD WOODBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798
Box 705. 203-266-0305. 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.
TRIARTS AT SHARON PLAYHOUSE
Rtes. 343, 41 & 4, POB 1187
Sharon, CT 06069
860.364.SHOW. 15 years of providing extraordinary live theatre entertainment. See website for current season information.
Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. (LPA)
P.O. Box 69, Litchfield, CT 06759
LPA presents the Litchfield Jazz Festival, Litchfield Jazz Camp, Project Poetry Live! and much more. The Litchfield Jazz Festival (est. 1996) is held at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT the first weekend of August each summer. The weekend draws up to 10,000 visitors each year and includes the “Friends of the Festival Gala,” three days of the best in jazz, art, crafts, food and Litchfield Jazz Camp student performances. Past performers have included Ray Charles, Tito Puente, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, John Pizzarelli, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Brad Mehldau and many. The NY Times called is “a model jazz line-up,” and the Wall Street Journal said it “stands tall.”
68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790
860.489.7180. 1931 Art Deco Historic theatre offers an exciting mix of performers, family entertainment, original plays and Broadway musicals. In addition to the 1,700 seat main stage auditorium, the complex features an intimate 80 seat black box Studio Theatre and training for children and adults at the Warner Center for Arts Education. For information and tickets call: 860.489.7180MUSIC MOUNTAIN
Off Rte. 7, Falls Village, CT 06031
Box Office: 860.824.7126
Fax: Mon-Fri 9-5 860.364.2084
Oldest continuous chamber music festival in the U.S.; jazz and popular music series also performed in the acoustically perfect concert hall. Weekend concerts June-Sept. Schedule & tickets: Box Office: 860.824.7126NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Yale Summer School of Music & Art
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Rtes. 44 & 272, Norfolk, CT 06058
860.542.3000 or 203.432.1966
Concerts at an old world estate in the picturesque Litchfield Hills of northwestern CT. Performances by internationally acclaimed musicians including the Tokyo String Quartet and pianist Boris Berman. Visitors may picnic or stroll grounds before concerts. Performances: Jul. & Aug. Thurs.-Sat. Call 860.542.3000
TANGLEWOOD is an estate and music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts and is the home of the annual summer Tanglewood Music Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. It has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937. www.tanglewood.org
115 Bantam Lake Rd
Main St., Rt.44
BANK STREET THEATRE
46 Bank Street
New Milford, CT
PERFORMING ARTS & THEATER
THE GOSHEN PLAYERS
Musical theatre in Goshen, CT.
LITCHFIELD PERFORMING ARTS & JAZZ FEST
25-year-old not-for-profit dedicated to the arts and arts education. LitchfieldJazzFest.com
MUSIC MOUNTAIN – Falls Village Summer chamber music site in the Berkshire foothills. MusicMountain.org
NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL The Yale Summer School of Music at Norfolk since 1941. Yale.edu/Norfolk
SHERMAN PLAYHOUSE Current season’s productions, past shows, & playhouse history. ShermanPlayers
THEATREWORKS New Milford Season schedule, company newsletter, gallery, box office. TheatreWorks.us
TRIARTS SHARON PLAYHOUSE Not-for-profit summer theatre, located at the foot of the Berkshires. Triarts.net
WARNER THEATER – Torrington, CT Fully restored historic 1931 Art Deco theatre. WarnerTheatre.org
JACOB’S PILLOW – Torrington, CT Forty-one years later and a mainstay in Torrington’s downtown cultural district since the company first performed at the Torrington Arts Festival in the summer of 1970. 413.243.0745 www.jacobspillow.org