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Tour of West Hartford Kitchens Will Benefit Hill-Stead Museum

KBDC Showroom. Submitted photo

West Hartford-based Kitchen & Bath Design + Construction is partnering with the Hill-Stead Museum for the 2019 Kitchen Tour.


Lorey Cavanaugh, owner of West Hartford’s Kitchen & Bath Design + Construction (KBDC), announces that tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Kitchen Tour set for Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This year marks a new kitchen tour partnership between her company and Farmington’s Hill-Stead Museum.

This unique collaboration was brought about by Cavanagh’s identification with the fascinating story of Hill-Stead’s visionary and architect, Theodate Pope-Riddle.  As a woman in the male dominated field of construction, Pope-Riddle’s trailblazing journey as one of the first licensed female architects in Connecticut resonated with Cavanaugh, and the inspiring story of tenacity and determined perseverance to enter the world of architecture still resonates with many others today.

This self-guided tour will highlight seven well-appointed kitchens designed and installed by KBDC in a variety of styles and finishes that feature the latest in kitchen design, fixtures and accessories.

Stops on this year’s tour will include the historic West Hill neighborhood, the rolling hills of Balfour Drive and picturesque High Ridge Road, among others, as well as the KBDC showroom at 13 Sedgwick Rd., West Hartford.

The Hill-Stead Museum at 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington, will also be a stop on the tour featuring a designer’s rendition of what the original Hill-Stead kitchen may have looked like, with a tour of the existing original butler’s pantry. Farm-to-table fare will be provided by Milford-based Seasonal Catering stationed at the museum.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the tour and are available now by cash or check at the KBDC Showroom, 13 Sedgwick Rd., West Hartford and at the Hill-Stead Museum shop, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington.  They may also be purchased on the Kitchen & Bath Design + Construction website www.kb-dc.com.

All ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Hill-Stead Museum and its mission of making this exceptional house and collections accessible to the public.

For more information, please contact Allison Harkins of KBDC at 860-953-1101 or visit kb-dc.com. To learn more about Hill-Stead Museum visit Hill-Stead.org.

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