A day of culture, cuisine for seniors

Members of the Greenwich Senior Center are in for a treat this spring when the facility will provide a day trip to the Hill-Stead Museum and lunch at Apricots Restaurant.

The trip will include a docent-guided one-hour museum tour with free time to explore, a visit to the gift shop and a three-course luncheon and non-alcoholic beverages in the Garden Room at Apricots.

More than 850,000 adults and children have engaged with Hill-Stead’s programs since the museum’s inception in 1947.

Today, more than 45,000 visitors a year enjoy tours, lectures, family festivals, poetry and curriculum-based school activities there.

Renowned French Impressionist paintings, four by Claude Monet and three by Edgar Degas, and notable works by Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt and James McNeill Whistler are highlights of the exhibition. The collection also includes 250 prints and photographs, 290 ceramics, 400 pieces of furniture, a 3,300-volume library and 16,000-plus archival documents.

Hill-Stead is a 152-acre, 10-building museum that has been classified as a National Historic Landmark and an official project of Save America’s Treasures. In 2003, the American Association of Museums awarded Hill-Stead accreditation and the museum is also a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, and the Connecticut Women’s Heritage Association.

The trip takes place April 4, 2013. The bus will depart the Greenwich Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 4:30 p.m. The price is $83 per person, including gratuity.

The trip will require a considerable amount of walking and participants are asked to wear appropriate attire and footwear.

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