Phil Lohman had a 23 year career with the Hartford Courant’s Graphics Department. In retirement, he drew a guide to trees on Broad Street Green for the Village Improvement Association. For the Wethersfield Library he illustrated locations described in Elizabeth George Speare’s award-winning book “The Witch of Blackbird Pond”, a story of colonial life in […]
I grew up in Niagara Falls, New York, graduated from Cornell University in 1964, and after almost 40 years I retired from the construction industry in 2003. I am currently 71 years old. My wife and I moved to Tampa, Florida with our family in 1983. We currently have a home in Estero, Florida and […]
John Crowe was a Reference Librarian at the Wethersfield Public Library between 1983 and 1990. Before that he had worked at the Dauphin County Public Library and the Penn. State Library. After he left Wethersfield he became the Asst. Director at the Cora Belden Library in Rocky Hill.
Linda Pagliuco is an interpreter, re-enactor, and teacher at two of Connecticut’s historic sites, Nathan Hale Homestead and Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. Her photos and articles have been published by Yankee Magazine and Connecticut Explored.
Carol Seeley Scott is an 11th-generation descendant of Robert Seeley. She graduated from Duke University and has advanced degrees from the University of North Carolina and Winthrop University. Most of her professional years as a librarian were spent in a high school, and now, retired, she is the librarian of her retirement community. Married for […]
Frances S. Shedd was Director of the Wethersfield Public Library from 1922 to 1946, guiding the library through the period of its greatest growth and development. “As I see it,” she said, ” a public library exists only as a public servant and only by the service it gives may it justify its existence.” The […]
“Barbara J. Matthews is a Certified Genealogist specializing in colonial Connecticut genealogy and the author of several books and articles. She blogs at http://blog.demandinggenealogist.com/
Henry von Wodtke is a retired corporate lawyer, author and member of Glastonbury Historical Society and The First Church of Christ, Wethersfield. He is the author of the book “Why God? Overcoming Obstacles to Faith” and various historical and religious articles.
Lois Weider was a fixture in Wethersfield preservation history volunteering at Wethersfield Historical Society, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and during the restoration of the First Church of Christ. Lois wrote “A Pleasant Land, A Goodly Heritage” in commemoration of the First Church of Christ in commemoration of the 350th anniversary.
“The Woman Came To Do Laundry…”:Depression-Era Domestic Servants in Greater Hartford, Connecticutby Melissa Josefiak “Had woman for cleaning and laundry…she wasn’t much good,” writes housewife Ida Robbins in her diary, October 15, 1931.1 Matter-of-fact, detached and impersonal towards her domestic servant, Robbins’ tone reveals the thoughts of the lady of the house. The “woman” […]