About the Author: Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy is a graduate of Fairfield U and holds a Master’s in history from Trinity College.  He taught history at East Catholic High in Manchester. Joe is author of HARTFORD’S CATHOLIC LEGACY–PARISHES, wrote for the Courant’s Northeast Magazine as well as for the Connecticut Historical Society and the Association for the Study of Connecticut […]

About the Author: Gary "Pops" Goldberg-O'Maxfield

Gary “Pops” Goldberg-O’Maxfield of Hartford is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and he has been researching baseball in Connecticut for over a decade. He has written numerous articles on baseball and is writing a Connecticut baseball book for Wesleyan University Press. Goldberg-O’Maxfield is also co-founder and Commissioner of the Friends […]

About the Author: June Cooke

June Cooke was born in South Windsor, Connecticut.  She lived there and was a member of the South Windsor Historical Society until her marriage to David Cooke, when she moved to Rocky Hill. After retirement, she joined the Rocky Hill Historical Society as a life member. June Cooke was founder of “The Friends of the […]

About the Author: Nora Howard

Nora Howard served at the Wethersfield Historical Society from 1982-1993 as director of education and then executive director. She holds degrees in American Studies from Hampshire College (B.A.) and George Washington University (M.A.) Her three books are Wethersfield Stories, Avon (a photographic history), and Catch’d on Fire: the Journals of Rufus Hawley, of Avon, CT. […]

About the Author: Paul Courchaine

Paul Courchaine is a student of “foodways“, the study of the foods we ate and how we came to eat them. He has taught classes in this, particularly hearth cooking, for the Wethersfield Historical Society and The Culinary Historians of Connecticut. He is also the author of two series on cooking for Wethersfield Life. He […]

About the Author: Thomas H. Alton

I was born on January 9, 1958 in Manchester, Connecticut, a city located about eight miles east of Hartford.  I grew up in Bolton, a small rural town just east of Manchester.   My parents were chiropractors and had their practices in Bolton.   After I attended local schools in Bolton and Manchester, I went on […]

About the Author: Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan and his wife Marsha joined the Wethersfield Historical Society in 2006 after retiring from careers in Information Technology at The Travelers. In addition to the historical society Jim is a member of the Men’s Garden Club of Wethersfield where he edits the newsletter and writes a monthly column; The Wethersfield Beautification Trust where […]

About the Author: Danielle Johnson

Danielle is currently a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University and will graduate in May 2012 with a Master’s degree in Public History. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Along with her academics, Danielle was a collections intern at Wethersfield Historical Society, while and undergrad, and […]

About the Author: Melissa Josefiak

Melissa Josefiak served as the Assistant Director of Wethersfield Historical Society for several years, stepping back from full-time work to raise her daughter and continue with smaller-scale projects in the museum field.  She recently completed three consecutive terms on the Board of the Connecticut League of History Organizations and presently serves as the Exhibitions Review […]

About the Author: John C. Willard

JOHN WILLARD’s (1892-1976) contributions to his native community of Wethersfield, Ct., were many, and included his work on the Historic District Commission, Park Board, Recreation Committee, Cemetery Association, Historic Foundation, and as the Tree Warden. ‘These volunteer positions coincided with his work as an employee of Comstock, Ferre & Co (1912-57), the nation’s oldest seed […]