Early Guilford Days

Early Guilford Days is an annual event jointly organized by The Hyland House Museum and the Guilford Keeping Society.

Every spring since 1993, fourth graders from all the Guilford public elementary schools have participated in Early Guilford Days at the Hyland House. Dressed in period costumes, the students will take part in hands-on workshops such as hearth cooking, herb gardening, tin smithing, colonial school, cornhusk dolls, and counted cross-stitch.

For the hundreds of students who attend each year, the Hyland House is a unique classroom. It is an open and appealing invitation to students—young and old—to explore, to observe, to appreciate, and to learn about early American history.

The Guilford Preservation Alliance and the PTOs of A.W. CoxCalvin Leete, Guilford Lakes, and Melissa Jones generously fund the public school Early Guilford Days, so that all students may attend for free.

In 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we provided a Virtual Early Guilford Days event. Please follow link below to explore videos and activities online.

Virtual Early Guilford Days


Costume Counsel

The Hyland House is looking for volunteers to help with the workshops. If you are interested in sharing in the educational activity, please contact us.