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Tours of Restoration at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Conn.

Free Art of Restoration “Sneak Peek” guided tours will be offered at the Weir Farm National Historic Site “restoration in progress” project in Wilton, Conn., on four Sundays: Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Here, visitors to this Western Connecticut National Park Service landmark will have the rare chance to learn insiders’ secrets of the recipe for a successful restoration. The tour will also focus on how the restoration will capture the true spirit and essence of the place, the people and the story of Weir Farm National Historic Site. One of only two National Historic Sites devoted to art, the picturesque grounds, home and studio were home to three generations of American artists.

While the Sunday Art of Restoration tours are free, space is limited and registration is required. To register, call (203) 834-1896, ext. 13.

Editor’s note: Thanks to Janet Serra, of the Western Connecticut Visitors Bureau for tipping us on this great-sounding event! For additional information about Weir Farm and other artistic destinations in Fairfield County, contact the Western Connecticut Visitors Bureau, PO Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, (860) 567-4506, or visit its web site at www.visitwesternct.com. The Bureau offers free copies of the Fairfield County Getaway Guide, and of UNWIND, a guide to lodging, dining and attractions in the Litchfield Hills, Conn., region.
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