Deming House 350th Anniversary Tour
Come tour Wethersfield’s historic Deming House on the occasion of its 350th birthday! Built in 1666, the house is one of the oldest inhabited private homes in Connecticut. Rarely open to the public, visitors are invited to view this private home on Saturday, September 10th from 10-2 pm. The house was also the longtime home of Wethersfield historian, conservationist, and artist, Eleanor Buck Wolf. Located on Hartford Avenue in the area known as Buck Corner, visitors will get a rare glimpse of the home’s 17th century post and beam construction, lovely landscaping, and views of Wethersfield Cove. Neighboring gardens and information on the history of the area and its importance to Wethersfield’s history will also be featured on this tour. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online or in person at the Keeney Center and Old Academy beginning August 16. For more information call 860.529.7656.
Walking and Burying Ground Tours All season!!
All tours are $5; free for members and children under 16. Reservations are recommended. In the event of rain, tours are cancelled. For dates and times, please check our calendar of events to see if tour is scheduled.
Former CT State Prison Site Walking Tour
September 21 (raindate September 28) at 6 pm. Walking Tour of the former CT State Prison Site at Cove Park (meet at the Solomon Welles House.) $5, free for members and CT Explored subscribers. Join local historian and Wethersfield State Prison expert Frank Winiarski for this informative walk around Cove Park and learn the history of the institution that existed here in Wethersfield from 1827 – 1963.
35th Annual Old Wethersfield Fall Craft Fair
The 35th Annual Old Wethersfield Craft Fair for the benefit of Wethersfield Historical Society will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Cove Park on State Street, Old Wethersfield, rain or shine! The fair is renowned for its distinctive and high quality crafts from all over New England. There will be over 100 juried artisans displaying their handmade wares. In addition to the regular loyal following, this year’s show boasts an extensive variety of new crafters. As always, there will be great food served by Village Pizza, “I Made It” and more! Lou’s Kettle Cooked Popcorn will serve up his famous, fresh popcorn for everyone!
Botticello Farms will be selling pumpkins, produce and colorful fall mums. Wethersfield Historical Society will hold a delightful bake sale. Local DJ Ryan McCarthy will entertain the children with music and games; and face painting will be there for the youngsters! The ever-popular Round Hill Alpacas will be returning this year, too. Stop by and say “Hi” and feed an alpaca or two! For more information, visit the Craft Fair’s Facebook page at Old Wethersfield Craft Fair or call 860.529.7656.
Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours
Friday and Saturday October 14 and 15, 2016. Explore Wethersfield’s Ancient Burying Ground at dusk by Lantern Light and meet some of the individuals who helped shape our town’s more than 375 year history. Space is limited so purchase tickets for this popular tour early! Tickets go on sale online or in person at the Old Academy on Tuesday, September 13. For ages 13 and up only. Six tours each evening. $20/person. Rain date October 16.