From the Dean's Desk
One place that I often take visitors is the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT, located in the greater Hartford area. The museum is the former home of Theodate Pope Riddle, a pioneering architect. Theodate grew up in Cleveland but attended Miss Porter’s School (a finishing school) in Farmington in the 1880s. She fell in love with the area and persuaded her parents to build the home that later became the museum. In 1915, Theodate made arrangements to travel to England on the R.M.S. Lusitania which was torpedoed and sunk by a U-Boat.