The Hills at Hand survival guide

Follow your interests, practice your craft, join the club


Cornwall Conservation Trust

The CCT is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the town’s natural assets. It is organized to provide broad public participation in its activities, and membership is open to everyone.

Cornwall Historical Society

The Cornwall Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and presentation of the history of Cornwall and its people.
7 Pine Street


Litchfield Garden Club

Inspired by the founding of the Garden Club of America, nine Litchfield women founded this garden club in September of 1913. The club offers a variety of educational and informative programs to the public, such as open public meetings on floral design and horticulture, and highlighting the club’s long tradition of contributions to the community in civic beautification, projects and conservation education.

The Litchfield Historical Society

Founded in 1856, The Litchfield Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Litchfield County’s history through its historic house, museum and research library.
7 South Street

New Preston

Lake Waramaug Association

A non-profit organization founded in 1917 to promote the preservation of Lake Waramaug for the continued safety and enjoyment of all those who utilize the lake. Lake Waramaug borders the towns of Washington, Warren and Kent. 


Sharon Historical Society

Building bridges between the past, present and future through programs, collections and exhibitions is the mission of the Sharon Historical Society.
18 Main Street


After School Arts Program (ASAP)

Recognizing that art is an integral part of a healthy society, ASAP is dedicated to providing artistic opportunities to all members of the community through classes, workshops, events and field trips with professional artists and arts organizations. For adults, teens, and younger. Check their website for each season’s offerings.
6 Bee Brook Road, Unit B

Washington Arts Association (WAA)

A great resource for local artists and art lovers, this association holds wonderful exhibitions in their art gallery and offers studio courses, workshops, lectures and special events. Membership is open to individuals and families.

Washington Garden Club

The goals of the members of the Washington Garden Club are to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment. Growing winter squash at the Judea Community Garden, maintaining the Gunn Museum Panel Gardens, adding bulbs and plantings along the River Walk & Pavilion are just a few of the hands on projects the WCG is involved in.
Route 47


Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut

Alliance Française is a non-profit organization that promotes French culture and language. In addition to language lessons, they also offer cultural and economic discussions, French literature discussions, scholarship awards, language skill games, and lectures discussing French films. Membership is open to everyone interested in French. To become a member, contact them at the website below.
31 Parkland Drive

The Golden Button

The Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio is for people of all ages. Offering classes, workshops and custom events, it’s a warm and friendly place to be. From painting nights for adults (with cocktails and snacks) to children’s birthday parties, machine sewing classes, crochet, hand sewing, woodland arts, needle felting, and even family art nights, there’s something for everyone. The founder, Kate Gorham, is a painter and crafter, herself, working in many different mediums from paint to fibers. Kate always welcomes you with a smile, is very creative, and really fantastic with kids and adults. As a teaching artist, she passes on her passion and experience to her students inspiring them to create and enjoy the process. To sign up for classes or workshops, book an event, or to commision paintings, crochet items and other treasures from Kate, contact her at See our article on the studio here.

The Golden Button Arts & Craft Studio
122 South Pomeraug Avenue