Weir Farm National Historic Site by the numbers
Weir Farm National Historic Site recently released its year-end report, offering a breakdown of some of its big numbers in 2019.
The park had 38,700 visitors overall. Of those, 5,400 visited the Weir and Young Studios and 3,927 toured the Weir House. About 2,740 visitors created a work of art with the park’s free-to-use supplies.
On the youth side, 2,420 Junior Rangers were sworn in and 1,343 K-12 Students participated in formal education programming. There were also five interns and four Junior Ranger Family Fun Days were offered by the Friends of Weir Farm.
Weir Farm’s 165 volunteers offered 5,700 hours to support the park.
Art is a big part of the park’s mission. The Art in the Park Festival had 99 submissions and drew 600 visitors. There were also 50 historic works of art conserved and 10 Artists-in-Residence worked on site with residencies offered in partnership with the Weir Farm Art Center.
There were also 11 projects complete to address deferred maintenance in the park and four women’s history lectures offered to commemorate the centennial year of the suffragist movement.
Weir Farm National Historic Site is a 68-acre national park that straddles Wilton and Ridgefield and honors artist Julian (J.) Alden Weir.