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@weirfarmnhs in Wilton, #Connecticut. The site commemorates the life and work of American impressionist painter J. Alden Weir, his daughter Dorothy Weir, and her husband, sculptor Mahonri Young. J. Alden Weir owned the property from 1882 to 1919. Artists Doris and Sperry Andrews purchased the property after Mahorni Young's death and led efforts preservation efforts with Cora Weir Burlingham to preserve the Weir Farm site as a National Park. The site became a NPS site in 1990. The property today includes 16 buildings on 60 acres of land. It is one of two #NationalPark sites devoted to the visual arts, along with Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in New Hampshire. #ct #cthistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #FindYourPark #nps #nps101 #OptOutside #jerseycollective #explorect #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #goparks #americanhistory #nationalparkgeek #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #beautiful #nature #weirfarm #weirfarmnhs #architecture #archi_ologie #art #impressionism