The Wethersfield Grange Patrons of Husbandry

The Wethersfield Grange Patrons of Husbandry was a local branch of the National and State movement that was established after the Civil War. On December 4, 1867 the National Grange of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry was founded in Washington D.C. The Grange is a political and social association for the advancement of […]

Terramuggas: Sachem of the Wongunks

Wongunks in Pyquag Residents often forget that the European migration and settlement of Connecticut was not the beginning of this land’s history. Native Americans can be traced long before John Oldham and the Adventurers. The first Native Americans are believed to have arrived about ten thousand years ago when the melting of the glaciers opened […]

Captain John Hurlbut’s Tea Caddy

Care for a cup of tea? At the turn of the 19th century it was not quite as easy to obtain the medicinal and pricey tea leaves as it is today. A mariner would have to bring tea back to America from the Orient, a long and treacherous journey. Once the tea was obtained you […]

Keeney Memorial Cultural Center: A Building With Many Uses

In celebration of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center’s twentieth anniversary as a museum and cultural center, this collection blog topic is the building itself. How can a building be an object? It can and it is! The Keeney Memorial Cultural Center is central not only to Wethersfield Historical Society but also to the town, especially […]

John Lee Powell’s Workbox

If a picture is worth a thousand words, have you seen an image of one of our new accessions at the Wethersfield Historical Society? The image is of an 1875-1876 Workbox (jewelry box) created by a loving husband to express his undying love for his wife Letitia. In examining the box, it is evident that […]