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2021 Annual Appeal


Greetings Members & Friends,

Spring is in the air at the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden!

This year, the promise of restored health and vitality seems especially poignant. We greatly anticipate opening our doors to visitors of all ages on May 1st to continue our mission of providing a variety of educational, historic, and cultural experiences to the community. Despite the challenges of the past year, the Glebe House Museum is ready to begin its 96th year of operation!

The Glebe House Museum was rescued from demolition and opened to the public in 1925, thanks to the formation of the Seabury Society for the Preservation of the Glebe House, Inc. The 272-year-old house is an outstanding example of Georgian colonial architecture, the preservation of which is fueled by the passion and efforts of many. The Seabury Society operates the non-profit historic house museum and garden, relying on the generous contributions of individual donors, members, and community businesses to fulfill its mission. The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden receive vital support from dedicated volunteers who provide house tours and garden maintenance, as well as support for educational programs and special events.

Upcoming Highlights for 2021 Include:

-Unique summer and after school educational programs, including scholarship opportunities, for children ages 6-15.  

-Virtual and in-person programs including our Colonial Life Series, Trivia Night, From the Attic & more.

-An opening day featuring May Day activities, garden tours and chuckwagon cooking demonstrations.

-CT Open House Day, CT Historic Gardens Day and All Hollow’s Eve events.


These achievements will only be possible with your support. Please invest in our efforts to maintain this historic museum and garden and to provide educational opportunities for the community by sending your tax-deductible donation in the enclosed envelope. You may also donate through our website at or on-line during the Connecticut Give Local Campaign on April 20-21 at .

Every contribution is valuable and we thank you for your support.



LoriAnn Witte, Director                                                                  

Melinda Belcher, President – Board of Directors


Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization,

Federal Tax ID# 06-0653106.  No goods or services were received in consideration of this gift.


The Seabury Society for the Preservation of the Glebe House, Inc.

PO Box 245 ~ Woodbury, Connecticut ~ 06798 

203-263-2855 ~