Spring is basically here!
Frank and Liz (and the kiddos) have become local celebrities. Frank, with his iconic feather on regular display, is simply gorgeous. You want to give him a big ole cuddle don't you? Well, he's not super affectionate with people, but now you can hug and squeeze him all you'd like with your very own Plush Frank!
The price is just $25 today!
All funds raised will go to their care, food and regular visits from the vet. It's important to care for them and keep them healthy and you can help by simply buying a peacock!
The plush version of Frank has an expected arrival date of 4/1/2020 at which time all purchasers will be notified he is in and additional may be available for purchase in the museum.
WTNH Channel 8 - Ann Nyberg asking about us!
Sorry, No Dogs.
Dogs are not allowed in Harrybrooke Park. While many ask (and we truly love all animals) no dogs are allowed in Harrybrooke Park. For Service dogs, paperwork must be on your person to show any park staff and please keep them on a leash. This is an insurance regulation and it is strictly adhered to on all park grounds. Full rules of the park are listed on this site under "more" and then "Rules".
Art Restoration in HArdeN house museum
Yost removed soot, dirt, nicotine and an aging varnish that also yellows and pools on the paintings. They have also repaired structural cracks and corrected the structure of the paintings. The difference is night and day, bringing a new life to the artwork in the museum.
"The Museum has been through serious repair and upkeep over the last twelve years. While the former home of Frank and Elizabeth Harden has come back to life, the paintings have certainly suffered," state Executive Director, Billy Buckbee. "When we received the first painting back, it was breathtaking and inspiring. I stared at the clipper ship in the painting and said 'This is what it looked like when Frank first hung this up!' and it truly does change the look of the room. We cannot thank the New Milford Commission on the Arts enough because this gift goes far beyond those dollars."
Buckbee stated that they are now looking for help to restore more of the work in the Harden House Museum. "This is only the beginning, but we need help from those who appreciate art, conserving history and bringing these paintings back to life. The original colors are vibrant and powerful, but as a non-profit, we have to be careful where any raised dollars go for the grounds and regular upkeep. We are looking for those who would like to help us preserve and protect the art itself for future generations to enjoy and learn from."
Click the donate button at the top of the page to help us restore more.
Harrybrooke Park offers 2 pavilions which you can rent for any sort of party from graduations and anniversaries to a family or school reunion or a BBQ of friends.
Sometimes you don't need a big area but would like to come to the park and know you have space reserved. We are happy to accommodate.
Location & Hours
We are open 365 days/year from sun up to sundown for walkers, runners, bicycle rides or just to come sit and read a book or meditate. On occasion we do have park-wide events that may close the park, or force admission costs, so please see our calendar if you're planning a trip.
Harrybrooke Park & Harden House Museum
100 Still River Drive
PO Box 364
New Milford, CT 06776