About the Author: Claudia Lonkin

Claudia Lonkin returned to her native Connecticut after completing her university education abroad in Canada. Ms. Lonkin holds a BA in history from McGill University and is completing an MA in history from the University of Alberta. She served as the Collections Management Intern for the Wethersfield Historical Society from …

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.

About the Author: Phil Lohman

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 …

About the Author: Frances S. Shedd

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 …

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: Doug Maine

Doug Maine was a writer and editor with Life Publications from 2000 to 2012, covering Wethersfield and Rocky Hill for most of his tenure, writing about issues ranging from development and education to business, the arts, government and politics, in addition to penning human interest, feature and business stories. He …