Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is ‘The Silo’ still in business?
Yes! In 2004 Ruth & Skitch Henderson founded the Hunt Hill Farm Trust, a non-profit organization for preservation, which operates the Henderson Cultural Center and all of its components. These components include The Silo Store and Cooking School. You will find the same quality merchandise, giftware, and course offerings still housed in the same building. The only difference is that all sales benefit our mission of preservation.

2. What are your hours?
We are open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.We are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays and some major holidays. For more information please telephone us at (860) 355-0300.

3. When is the Skitch Henderson Museum open? Is there a fee?
The museum is open by appointment. While most days you can find the curator on site and available to lead tours, it is always best to call ahead to (860) 355-0300. There is no set fee for visiting the museum, although guests are asked to make a donation. 

4. Can you accommodate group tours?
Absolutely! The Henderson Cultural Center is accustomed to having group and bus tours. We ask that you call ahead so that we can schedule and customize your visit. To explore The Silo Store and Gallery there is no charge. However, docent-led group tours of the grounds or museum have a per-visitor fee, as does any demonstration in the Cooking School. Please call (860) 355-0300 and ask to speak with .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

5. Are you ‘handicapped accessible’?
As a historic building, we are not the most accessible. The land is graded, so there are ground-level entries for both floors of The Silo Store, the Cooking School and the Ruth Henderson Gallery. There are some stairs and the barnyard is just that - a barnyard. However, staff will go above and beyond to assist all guests, and we have had visitors with varying degrees of mobility - from the use of canes, to battery-operated wheel chairs. We do have a wheelchair ramp into the Cooking School. Please call with any concerns or questions at (860) 355-0300.

6. How do I get to the Henderson Cultural Center?
See directions here.

7. Do you serve food?
We do not have restaurant facilities but are comfortable making recommendations for fine local dining. (Students who participate in Cooking School classes eat the food which they prepare; however, this is not available to the general public.)

8. Do you have restrooms?

9. Who are the Hendersons?
Ruth & Skitch Henderson first opened The Silo - Store, Gallery and Cooking School - in 1972 and later founded the Hunt Hill Farm Trust. For more biographical information, please visit Who We Are.

10. Is the Gallery accepting submissions?
The gallery is always accepting submissions. We do not represent artists exclusively, nor do we purchase artwork outright. The gallery operates on a per-show, consignment basis. For information on submitting work please check our > Back to top

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