What Kind of Bars?: Memoir of Francis L. Ippolito, Officer at CT State Prison

A Note From Wethersfield Historical Society In preparation for our newest exhibition Connecticut State Prison Open Storage, staff at Wethersfield Historical Society encountered MaryAnn Ippolito Pilotte. Mrs. Pilotte kindly shared her father’s memoir along with objects and photographs. Francis L. Ippolito’s  memoir left a lasting impression of the difficulty of being a prison guard. Below […]

Purple Heart: The Badge of Military Merit

In preparation for our next case exhibition at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center that will honor Wethersfield servicemen and women from all American wars, we reached out to Post Commander Larry Spellacy of the Bourne-Keeney American Legion CT Post 23, and he was kind enough to loan a few of the objects to Wethersfield Historical […]