Leroy Anderson Foundation, Official Website

Leroy Anderson Foundation

Woodbury, Connecticut


Leroy Anderson, American composer

Leroy Anderson
1908-1975
American Composer


Eleanor Anderson (Mrs Leroy Anderson)

Eleanor Anderson
1918-2014
Mrs. Leroy Anderson


Leroy Anderson House
1953
Historic House Museum

Updated May 17, 2020

NOTICE: In order to practice physical distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (CoVid-19), the Leroy Anderson House is closed. Staff are available via email as normal. We look forward to opening the Leroy Anderson to visitors for tours and concerts as soon as the immediate threat to public health has subsided. - March 12, 2020

We will continue to follow the guidance from Connecticut Govenor Lamont and hope to be able to open on Saturday, June 13, 2020. - May 5, 2020


Cancellation: The Connecticut Department of Tourism announced Friday, May 15 that museums and other tourism attractions may not open to the public on Saturday, June 13, 2020.  The Leroy Anderson House will remain closed to visitors per order of the Governor of Connecticut - May 17, 2020
     

Open Days + Events 2020

The Leroy Anderson House had planned to be open to the public for visits and tours on weekends in April, May and June 2020. We will post news of when the Leroy Anderson House will be open once we have received permission from the Governor to re-open the house. For the schedule of Open Days go to the News page. For information about the history of the house, go to the page Leroy Anderson House.

For information about concerts and other events, go to the page News and Events.

Leroy Anderson Foundation

The Leroy Anderson Foundation honors the life and work of Leroy Anderson, the American composer of light concert music, who lived from 1908 to 1975.  Some of his best known compositions include Sleigh Ride, Blue Tango, The Typewriter, The Syncopated Clock, Bugler’s Holiday and Fiddle-Faddle.

Eleanor Anderson (1918-2014), wife of composer Leroy Anderson, dedicated herself to furthering her late husband's memory.  Mrs. Anderson created the Leroy Anderson Foundation in 2010.


Leroy Anderson House

The Leroy Anderson House is a Historic house museum in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  The National Park Service named the building to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.  In 2018 the Town of Woodbury designated the Leroy Anderson House as a historic house museum.  It is the headquarters of the Leroy Anderson Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization.

The house contains an exhibit about Leroy Anderson.  Group Visits may be arranged by advance reservation.  The house is open for general admission on Open Days in early and late Summer, in Autumn and in December.  For information about making a Visit and the history of the house, go to the page Leroy Anderson House.

More Information

News, Open Days, Concerts, Exhibits, Support for music education programs, Eleanor Anderson Memorial Garden, Leroy Anderson Bandstand

Woodbury, Connecticut where he lived with his family and wrote many of his compositions;

Cambridge, Massachusetts where he grew up, was educated at Harvard and began his career with the Boston Pops Orchestra;

Sweden where Leroy Anderson's parents were born.

Leroy Anderson Centenary


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