Hyde Hall to open at end of month

ContributedHistoric clothing and furnishings are shown at Hyde Hall in this undated photo.

Hyde Hall will open on May 29 with "a continued commitment to the health and safety of its guests and the community for a 2021 season full of events, tours, concerts, and new initiatives," according to a media release.

In the first two weeks of the season, guests will be able to see a "Flash Exhibit" where some of Hyde Hall’s clothing collections will be shown. Visitors will only be able to see the original garments — including an 1830s gown, a butler’s outfit, a hunting coat, and a livery uniform — between May 29 and June 13, the release said.

The season will also include "Thank You Bassett! Month."

"Hyde Hall acknowledges that it has been stressful for individuals working in the medical field and wants to give back," the release said. "As a way of saying thank you to Bassett Network employees and volunteers for their care of our community over the last year, Hyde Hall offers free admission to all Bassett Network employees and volunteers throughout June." Reservations are still needed, but employees and volunteers can waive their admission fee waived by showing their Bassett Network ID, the release said.

By observing COVID-19 protocols, Hyde Hall plans a full calendar of low-risk events. Event highlights include Chatham Baroque, Robin & Linda Williams, a German Singspiel and concerts with the Musicians of Ma’alwyck. Visitors will have the opportunity to join a one-night-only Ghost Hunt with paranormal investigators. Space is limited for all events and reservations are required. Guests must wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status. To get tickets for events or to see the full itinerary for the season, visit HydeHall.org.

Tours at Hyde Hall will continue on a reservation-only basis for a maximum of eight guests per tour. Tours will run daily on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. until October 31. To reserve tours, call 607-547-5098 ext. 1 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Hyde Hall asks that guests arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled visit. Admission rates include senior, military and youth discounts. Children younger than 5 and members will be admitted free.


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