Connecticut Landmarks is significantly enhancing the visitor experience at the Nathan Hale Homestead with dynamic new interpretations, engaging programs and activities, and comfortable visitor amenities and services, making the property an attractive destination for all audiences. Connecticut Landmarks plans to transform the visitor experience at the Homestead through the creation of new facilities and programming that teaches visitors about Connecticut's Revolutionary War heritage.
Connecticut Landmarks is creating new visitor facilities through the preservation and adaptive reuse of the Homestead ell. The new facilities will include public restrooms; a weather-tight, three-season admission, greeting and gift shop space; and a program and catering kitchen to support the Homestead's school and hearth cooking programs. The new facilities will complement the restoration and re-interpretation of the Nathan Hale Homestead, which focuses on the Hale family during the American Revolution, and the intact colonial landscape. The portion of the project is expected to be completed in May 2012.
The final phase of the project will address stabilization of the Homestead's historic barns. Stabilization and upgrade of these structures will provide critical educational and classroom space for the nearly 3,000 school children who currently attend Homestead programs each year and allow CT Landmarks to significantly expand the number of children that we are able to serve at the property. The result will be that the Hale Homestead will offer an engaging, integrated learning experience for visitors of all ages.
Please join us on Sunday, June 10, 2012 to celebrate the completion of the Visitor Services Improvement Project.
Thanks to a generous challenge gift from an anonymous donor, each contribution to this project will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000. Make your gift today to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to double the value of your support!
You can make a secure credit card donation by clicking on the Donate Now link. Or, call April Paterno, Director of Donor Development, at Connecticut Landmarks, at (860) 247-8996 ext. 16 to learn more about the visitor services project at the Nathan Hale Homestead. Your generous gifts are essential to all that we do, and for that we are truly grateful. View a list of the projects generous supporters.