Rediscovering Benjamin Lee Whorf

Rediscovering Benjamin Lee Whorf by Jim Meehan “She was amazed she even had the language left to think with, assuming people thought in language at all” (“City on Fire” by Garth Risk Hallberg) “Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” (Benjamin Lee Whorf) I …

About the Author: Mark W. Anderson

Mark Anderson is retired from a career of 37 years of administration and teaching at the University of Maine. He grew up hearing stories of Wethersfield from his father, Bill Anderson. One of the treasures in his library since 1966 is The Wethersfield Story by Lois Wieder, his aunt.

William W. Anderson Veteran of the Allied Invasion of Normandy June 6, 1944: recorded by Mark W. Anderson

The obituary of William W. Anderson gave the outlines of a life story, but as with most obituaries, the details are lacking. This document records both what he wrote about part of his service in World War II and what his son remembers from stories told. From the Bangor Daily …

About the Author: Elizabeth Abbe

Elizabeth Abbe is the Director of Public Outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society. Growing up, her family lived on Stillman Road in Wethersfield and she went to Charles Wright grammar school and Silas Dean middle school before moving to Glastonbury. Elizabeth graduated from Wells College and then received a Masters …

About the Author: Abbie B. Dunn

Abbie Bodfish Dunn (October 4, 1913 – February 8, 2004) was born in Hyannis, MA and educated at Hyannis State Teachers College (BA) and the University of Hartford (MA).  She was married to Herbert F. Dunn, a photographer, and taught school in Hyannis and Rocky Hill, CT.   Abbie was …

About the Author: Larry Lock

I am a retired history and government teacher (Kewanee High School).  I retired in 2000 after 35 years of teaching.  My wife and our live in the Wethersfield portion of Kewanee and our daughter attended Wethersfield school district schools, graduating in 1992 from Wethersfield High School. It is a strange …

About the Author: Joseph Loconte, PhD,

Joseph Loconte, PhD, is an expert on religious freedom, faith and American foreign policy, and international human rights. In 2008, he was a distinguished visiting professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. From 1999-2006, he held the first chair in religion as the William E. Simon Fellow …

About the Author: Chris Pagliuco

Chris Pagliuco is a freelance writer holds an MA in history from Trinity College. He teaches high school history in Madison, Connecticut and serves as town historian in Essex, Connecticut.  He is also a member of the editorial team of Connecticut Explored, a quarterly history publication. His publications include the …

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 …

About the Author: Joyce Rossignol

Joyce Rossignol came to Wethersfield as editor of the Wethersfield Post in 1970. After “retiring” from the Post, she became, in 1995, senior  editor of Life Publications, including Wethersfield Life, a position she still holds.  She lives in Wethersfield with her husband Gilman. Return to the Wethersfield Historical Society home …