Memorial Brick Fundraiser
This year, Wethersfield Historical Society will be undertaking improvements to the parking lot entrance to the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. The planned improvements include a bricked court adjacent to the entrance sidewalks. The court will be enhanced by the addition of surrounding plantings, benches and lighting.
By common practice and practicality, this rear entrance has come to serve as the main entrance to the building. The Keeney Center serves as the Town Visitors’ Center and Museum and, on behalf of the town, the Society provides volunteers six days a week year-round to staff the reception desk to give residents and visitors an opportunity to gather information about Wethersfield and to visit the free museum exhibits and amenities which the society provides. The Keeney Center is also a popular venue for private events such as weddings and parties, as well as a convenient location for scheduling meetings and community events, all of which are arranged through the historical society.
The bricks which constitute the court will be available for purchase to help underwrite the project and to give people the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in the heart of our community by dedicating a brick or bricks. Each brick can be engraved with up to 3 lines of script, with up to thirteen letters on each line (a space will be counted as a letter). Some examples are: the engraving may be in an individual name; in a family name; engraved for someone as a gift; to memorialize an event such as a wedding or a significant birthday by name and date; or as a memorial to a deceased family member, ancestor, or friend.
The project is being planned to begin in the early fall of 2018. There will be a limited number of bricks available for dedication for a donation of $150 each. Orders may be placed by downloading an order form from the website (Brick order form 2018) and mailing with payment to Old Academy, 150 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or by visiting Old Academy Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00 pm. Checks should be made out to “Wethersfield Historical Society.” Benches are offered for dedication as well. Please contact the society at 860.529.7656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.