Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford, CT Photos

The Henry Whitfield State Museum (1639) features the house museum of the leader of Guilford founders & the oldest stone house in New England. The furnishings are well documented.

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Henry Whitfield State Museum house of leader of Guilford founders & oldest stone house in New England. Guilford, CT.Dormer window of Henry Whitfield House Museum. Guilford, CT.Stonework details of Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Leaded glass window at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Henry Whitfield State Museum (1639) house of leader of Guilford founders & oldest stone house in New England. Guilford, CT. On National Register.Dormer window of Henry Whitfield House Museum. Guilford, CT.Stonework details of Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Leaded glass window at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Fireplace at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Oak great chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Cradle & settle before fireplace at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pine settle curved for stability & designed to trap heat around sitters at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Fireplace at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Oak great chair (17th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Cradle & settle before fireplace at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pine settle (mid-18th C) curved for stability & designed to trap heat around sitters at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Cradle with Chintz coverlet at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Coal scoop & footwarmer at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pine Firkins & stoneware butter churn at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Table with platter , candlesticks & stools at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Cradle (late 17th C) with Chintz coverlet at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Coal scoop (c1800) & footwarmer (early 19th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pine Firkins (18th-early 19th C) & stoneware butter churn (early 19th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Table (c1640-50) with platter (late 17th C), candlesticks (17th C) & stools (c1650-1700) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Cupboard with pewter, ceramics behind high chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Stoneware tankard marked GR for King George at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Cupboard with pewter, ceramics behind high chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Stoneware tankard marked GR for King George at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Redware plate at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Redware pitcher at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Stone sink at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Jacobean-style press cupboard used to store textiles at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Carving details of Jacobean-style press cupboard at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Redware pitcher at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Stone sink at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Jacobean-style press cupboard (17th C) used to store textiles at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Carving details of Jacobean-style press cupboard (17th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Desk box atop chest from Plymouth, MA at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Corner chair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Lantern clock which only had hour hand at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Wrought iron trivets at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Desk box (aka Bible box) (c1660-1700) atop chest (1692) from Plymouth, MA at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Corner chair (aka roundabout desk chair) (18th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Lantern clock (c1700) which only had hour hand at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Wrought iron trivets (17th-18th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Baffle which swings down from ceiling to divide parlor into two rooms at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Upstairs east chamber with cradle, fold-down hutch table & rope bed at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pine hooded cradle at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Hutch table from New York served as table, seat & storage box depending on how folded at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Baffle which swings down from ceiling to divide parlor into two rooms at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Upstairs east chamber with cradle, fold-down hutch table & rope bed at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Pine hooded cradle (early 19th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Hutch table (c1730-60) from New York served as table, seat & storage box depending on how folded at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Fiddle back sidechair with rush seat at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Upstairs north chamber with chairs, bed & chests at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Carver chair with rush seat at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Banister-back chair with 19th C painting at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Fiddle back sidechair with rush seat (c1750) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Upstairs north chamber with chairs, bed & chests at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Carver chair with rush seat (17th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Banister-back chair (c1720-30) with 19th C painting at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Calamanco quilt with glazed surface at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Upstairs south chamber with chairs, table & folding bed at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Folding bed saves space in Colonial homes at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Desk box from Northern Europe at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Calamanco quilt (18th C) with glazed surface at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Upstairs south chamber with chairs, table & folding bed at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Folding bed (19th C) saves space in Colonial homes at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Desk box (aka Bible box) (15th C) from Northern Europe at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Betty lamp an early type of oil lamp for fish oils at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Sidechair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Walnut & cane sidechair at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Powder horn once a gift to Benedict Arnold at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Betty lamp (17th C) an early type of oil lamp for fish oils at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Sidechair (c1730-60) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Walnut & cane sidechair (early 17th C) at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Powder horn (c1775) once a gift to Benedict Arnold at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Powder horn belonged to an English loyalist at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Priming powder horn made from flattened sheep or goat horn at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Wooden water bottle used in Revolutionary War at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Collection of spinning wheels at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Powder horn (1775) belonged to an English loyalist at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Priming powder horn (c1775) made from flattened sheep or goat horn at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Wooden water bottle (1775) used in Revolutionary War at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Collection of spinning wheels at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Flax wheel by Joshua Goldsmith at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Reverend Henry Whitfield a founder of Guilford, CT statue by Robert Shure. Guilford, CT.Visitor Center at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Flax wheel (aka Connecticut chair wheel) (c1800) by Joshua Goldsmith at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Reverend Henry Whitfield (1590-1657) a founder (1639) of Guilford, CT statue (2003) by Robert Shure. Guilford, CT.Visitor Center at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.

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