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Wilton in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Weir Farm National Historic Site

 
 
Weir Farm National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
1. Weir Farm National Historic Site Marker
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Items from the National Park Service collection from left to right include Spring Landscape, Branchville, the first work painted by J. Alden Weir at the farm; a landscape sketch by J. Alden Weir from one of his sketchbooks; one of J. Alden Weir's palettes and a few of his brushes.
Inscription.
Welcome to Weir Farm National Historic Site
In June of 1882, artist J. Alden Weir stepped off the train here in Branchville, Connecticut. Like you, he had come to explore this rural farm perched atop Nod Hill. During his short first visit, Weir painted a small masterpiece, Spring Landscape, Branchville, which began an artistic legacy that would continue for generations. Over the next forty years, Weir and his artist friends would paint this landscape endlessly. After Weir, his daughter, painter Dorothy Weir and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young continued to create here during the decades surrounding the Second World War. In 1957, Sperry and Doris Andrews moved into the farmhouse and over the course of several decades painted thousands of works at the farm. Today, Weir Farm National Historic Site is the country's only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting and one of the finest remaining landscapes of American art.
We hope your visit leaves you with a greater lovefor art and nature. All the information that you need to begin your discovery of Weir Farm National Historic Site is available on the map above and across the street inside, as well as on the porch, of the visitor center.
 
Location. 41° 15.39′ N, 73° 27.364′ 
Weir Farm National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
2. Weir Farm National Historic Site
W. Marker is in Wilton, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Nod Hill Road and Weir Farm Lane, on the right when traveling south on Nod Hill Road. Touch for map. Located at the parking lot entrance,across the street from the visitor center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton CT 06897, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Hundred (approx. 0.7 miles away); Quarries, Abrasives and the "Fresh Air" Kids (approx. 1.1 miles away); Branchville – A Center of Italian–American Life (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Museum in the Streets (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ye Burying Yard (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ensign James Benedict House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Keeler Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away); Keeler Tavern and the “Big Shop” (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service, Weir Farm. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Weir Farm National Historic Site on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. J. Alden Weir on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 8, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Weir Farm National Historic Site Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
3. Weir Farm National Historic Site Visitor Center
Weir Farm National Historic Site Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
4. Weir Farm National Historic Site Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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