History Day for Families/Heritage Weekend May 23, 24!
heritageposter2015Saturday 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.  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.
Do You Want to Live in a Historic House, Tenant Opening!
Have you ever wanted to live in a beautiful historic house? Wethersfield Historical Society is seeking a security tenant for their historic Hurlbut-Dunham House at 212 Main Street in the heart of vibrant Old Wethersfield, close to parks, restaurants, shops, cultural events and public transportation. The 1,100 square foot second-floor apartment features five large rooms (one with a Palladian window), full bath and eat-in kitchen,12-foot ceilings, ample closet space, and access to the roof-top belvedere. Rent is $1400/month; all utilities, off-street parking and some garage storage space included. We love pets, but unfortunately we cannot have them in our historic houses, so no pets are allowed. We are seeking very responsible tenant(s) with sensitivity for historic structures. Available July 1. Please forward a letter of interest and references to Amy Wittorff, Executive Director at amy.wittorff@wethersfieldhistory.org.
Join Our Team, Employment Opportunities!
Wethersfield Historical Society has two job openings,  a Part-Time Office Manager and for Part-Time Event Services Staff.  No calls or walk-ins please . For more information please view the posting here.
 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!
Award Winning Castle On the Cove: CT State Prison and Wethersfield Exhibit Open!
 Wethersfield Historical Society is privileged to announce that Castle on the Cove: Connecticut State Prison and Wethersfield was the winner of both the American Association for State and Local History’s Leadership in History Award of Merit and Connecticut League of Historical Organizations’ Award of Merit. We are humbled by the national and state recognition of our high standard of historical material and presentation.The t 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.