History Day for Families/Heritage Weekend May 23, 24!
IMG_4554Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, the Historical Society will join with the town of Wethersfield and Comstock, Ferre & Co. to celebrate Wethersfield’s Heritage Weekend.  Saturday, the Society’s History Day for families will step back in time with mounted military reenactors, historical cooking, craft and medicinal demonstrations and even a baseball game with our own Red Onion Vintage Base Ball team.  Sunday Comstock Ferre & Co. will host artisan jewelers, crafters and music as well as informative lectures about gardening and healthy food.  Visit the event page more information or view the press release.
2015 Keeney Lecture Series welcomes Robert H. Steele for our May 4 lecture on Wethersfields’ involvement in the Pequot War
Robert H SteeleThe 2015 lecture series will delight your scholarly interest in the Connecticut State Prison, correctional reform and Wethersfield’s involvement in the Pequot War. Monday, May 4 at 7:00 pm we will welcome May 4    Robert H. Steele – “Connecticut’s Indian Casinos:  Past, Present and Future.” a lecture on his book The Curse with emphasis on Wethersfield’s involvement in the Pequot War.  Admission is free to members of Wethersfield Historical Society and $5 to non-members at the door. For more information please contact us or view the press release!
2015 House Tour and CT Open House Day Saturday, June 13
newtourcover333This year the Society returns with its 2015 House Tour Saturday, June 13 from 10am-4pm.  There will be six elegantly decorated homes in Wethersfield from many different eras to view, including some boasting period furniture and lovely gardens.  Advance tickets are $30 at our offices, museum or online at our shop beginning May 1 or $35 the day of the event at the Keeney Center only.  In honor of CT Open House Day, all our exhibits and properties will be open free of charge that day, including our Hurlbut-Dunham and Captain James Francis Houses, the Cove Warehouse Maritime Museum and our Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center.  For more information please contact us or view the press release!
Castle On the Cove: CT State Prison and Wethersfield Exhibit Open!
 The newest exhibition at the Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center is all about the Connecticut State Prison while it operated in Wethersfield.  View a reconstructed prison cell and explore the history of this state institution. Find out more information on our exhibition page!  We would like to thank the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Farmington Bank Community Foundation and our members for their generous funding.