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The Hick-Stearns Family Museum started out as a colonial inn in the 1700?s. In the 1880?s, it was enlarged and embellished to exude the Victorian style. Among the features added to it are the carriage house, the 3-story tower, and the gingerbread trim. The simple colonial exterior look on the ornate 3-color dress can still be seen today. Inside, the Museum actually feels like more of a home than a museum. Visitors can see the family heirlooms and simple treasures because 3 generations of the Hicks family have lived in the place since 1845.

The Hick-Stearns Family Museum is a member of the Tolland Historical Society and the Tolland Museums Education Association. It offers programs that help students go back to the 1890?s, which was a more formal time in history. It was an era that was filled with books detailing daily rituals and proper etiquette. For every grade level, different programs are offered.

The Museum also holds a lawn concert series on Wednesday evenings during the month of July.
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