2015 Wethersfield House Tour will be held on 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  and the day of the event at the Keeney Center for $35.  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 or the event page!
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 a job opening  for a Part-Time Event Services/Custodial Staff. Wethersfield Historical Society seeks an individuals to join our team at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. This part-time position, mostly evening and weekend hours, requires being present as security at rental events and overseeing the safety of visitors and the building. It also requires the setup and break down of furniture and sound equipment and can require occasional cleaning between events. Please send or email cover letter, resume and references to Wethersfield Historical Society, 150 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or society@wethersfieldhistory.org. No calls or walk-ins please. EOE.
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.