Museum celebrates music in the holidays

The rooms of the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, will be decorated to the theme of “Holidays at the Symphony” for the upcoming season.

Each room will showcase the different musical components of the symphony orchestra. Upon entering the museum, visitors will see and learn about musical instruments and the Osborne family’s influence in the music industry.

From Nov. 28 through Dec. 20, the museum will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. On the Fridays of Dec. 5, 12 and 19, from 4-6:30 p.m., the museum will present “Twilight Tours” to highlight the glow of the decorations in the evening. Admission is free, and donations are accepted.

Volunteers for this event represent the Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, Derby Garden Society, Garden Club of Orange, Long Hill Garden Club, Naugatuck Garden Club, Oxford Garden Club, Pomperaug Valley Garden Club of Woodbury, Roxbury/Bridgewater Garden Club, Women Redefining Retirement and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club.

The Osborne Homestead Museum, operated by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located at 500 Hawthorne Ave. in Derby. To register or for more information, call 203-734-2513 or email