Among State Tourist
Attractions to Hold Open House on June 14
Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that on
Saturday, June 14, the Governor’s Residence will join hundreds of Connecticut
tourist attractions in opening its doors to the public during the fourth
annual Connecticut Open House Day.
Governor’s Residence, located on
990 Prospect Avenue
will be open to the public from to on Saturday. Governor Rell’s recipe for
grilled summer vegetables will be distributed to visitors and lemon ice will
be served on the patio. The Residence’s dining room will be decorated by
Lux Bond and Green, and Moscarillos of West Hartford and the Vernon Garden
Club will provide flower displays.
truly belongs to the public, and I urge the public to stop by on Saturday to
see this historic and beautiful property,” Governor Rell said. “At the
Residence and throughout the state, we are rolling out the welcome mat, so
bring your families, see what our state has to offer and have some memorable
Residence is a Georgian Revival-style home built in 1909 that has served the
state’s governors since 1945. The Governor’s Residence is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
During this one-day event, sponsored by the
Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, the state’s attractions will
offer a variety of special incentives, such as discounted/free admission,
free gifts and/or special exhibits and activities.
More than 230 arts, history and tourism
properties, from world-renowned museums and major tourist attractions to
smaller galleries, theaters and historic properties, are participating in
the Open House Day.
“Many families are planning seasonal getaways
close to home this summer,” Governor Rell said. “This event provides the
perfect opportunity for state residents to discover – or rediscover – the
exciting culture and attractions that are all less than a two-hour drive
“Connecticut Open House Day has become one of
the state’s most popular events because residents and their visiting friends
and families have the unique opportunity to discover these treasures and
hidden gems at little or no cost. We want to raise awareness among Connecticut’s
residents of all the state has to offer – from our world-class art and rich
history to our outdoor adventures, family activities and opportunities for
rest and relaxation. We also want to encourage them to become Connecticut
Ambassadors who share their findings with visiting family and friends.”
In its fourth year, Connecticut Open House Day
has grown from 120 participants in 2005 to more than 230 this year.
Participants include museums, galleries, historic properties, Connecticut River
ferries, theaters, farms, vineyards, amusement parks, nature centers, shops,
hotels, inns and B&Bs. A full list of participants is attached.
For more information, call 1-888-CTvisit or go
www.CTvisit.com to sign up to become a Connecticut Ambassador.