What’s New at the Homestead!



The Denison Homestead Museum is fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs to earn money for preservation and restoration projects. All items are guaranteed to grow and bloom, and the Homestead earns 50% on every sale. We’re hoping you’ll be able to help. It’s easy! Make your selections, provide billing and shipping information, and enter Denison Homestead Museum in the organization’s name box. Orders begin shipping March 15, April 1 and April 15. Unfortunately, Dutch Mill Bulbs does not ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or foreign countries.

Please click on the following link to connect to the Dutch Mill Bulbs website:


*Please note that if you are placing an order by telephone using the number provided from the link above, please be sure to mention that your order is through the Denison Homestead Fundraiser.



The Denison Homestead is collecting recipes to include in our Denison Cookbook which will be published and available for sale later this year. We are interested in recipes that have been in families for generations as well as current recipes. The cookbook will also feature historic photos and stories from the Homestead.

To submit a recipe:

  • Recipes must be original to your family and include the contributor’s name & location.

  • Please type recipe. Include the name of the recipe, ingredients & cooking instructions.

  • Please do not submit more than three recipes.

  • Please share anything interesting about the recipe or the original creator or the recipe.

Recipes must be received by May 15, 2019.

We will try to use all recipes submitted in the cookbook. However, if we receive more than allowed, we will need to eliminate some. We will do our best to make sure to include at least one recipe from each contributor.

Email Recipes: info@denisonhomestead.org (type Denison Cookbook Project in the subject line)

Mail Recipes: Denison Cookbook Project, P.O. Box 42, Mystic, CT 06355

If you have any questions regarding the Cookbook Project, please contact us at 860-536-9248.

There will be a limited supply of cookbooks, so preorder yours today by ordering online using the SHOP tab.



A three-day spring clean-up at the Denison Homestead is scheduled March 30-April 1. Members of the Denison Board of Trustees along with local volunteers will work to get the Homestead ready for our 2019 season. Work will include raking leaves and hauling away debris left behind by winter storms.

Please contact the Homestead by email at info@denisonhomestead.org or by phone at 860.536-9248 if you are interested in joining us for the spring clean-up. Please bring your work gloves, racks, brush trimmers or any other tools you feel will make clean-up easier. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Below is the clean-up schedule. Sign up for what ever time is convenient for you. Even if you only can spare an hour, please join us and get to know our trustees!

Saturday - March 30, 2019 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday - March 31, 2019 1 pm - 4 pm

Monday- April 1, 2019 9 am - 3 pm