About the Author: Ronna Reynolds

Ronna Reynolds, the first professional director of the Wethersfield Historical Society (1973 – 1977), received her B.A. in History from Connecticut College and her M.A. in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (New York State University).  In 1978, she was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar and in 1979 published Images […]

Wethersfield Enters the Revolution

by Ronna L. Reynolds That spark was provided by the “shot heard round the world” on April 19, 1775.  At ten in the morning, Israel Bissell, postrider, set up from Watertown, Massachusetts with a notice giving the particular of the Lexington engagement and stated that the bearer “is charged to alarm the Country quite to […]