About the Author: Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan and his wife Marsha joined the Wethersfield Historical Society in 2006 after retiring from careers in Information Technology at The Travelers. In addition to the historical society Jim is a member of the Men’s Garden Club of Wethersfield where he edits the newsletter and writes a monthly column; …

About the Author: Danielle Johnson

Danielle is currently a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University and will graduate in May 2012 with a Master’s degree in Public History. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Along with her academics, Danielle was a collections intern at Wethersfield Historical …

About the Author: Melissa Josefiak

Melissa Josefiak served as the Assistant Director of Wethersfield Historical Society for several years, stepping back from full-time work to raise her daughter and continue with smaller-scale projects in the museum field.  She recently completed three consecutive terms on the Board of the Connecticut League of History Organizations and presently …

About the Author: John C. Willard

JOHN WILLARD’s (1892-1976) contributions to his native community ofWethersfield, Ct., were many, and included his work on the Historic District Commission, Park Board, Recreation Committee, Cemetery Association, Historic Foundation, and as the Tree Warden. ‘These volunteer positions coincided with his work as an employee of Comstock, Ferre & Co (1912-57), …

About the Author: Greg Cunningham

Greg Cunningham spent the greatest moments of his life in Chicago, IL.  He was born and 6 months later he moved.  See I have a good sense of humor.  Yes that was the first of over 20 moves.  When my dad took a promotion it was not in the same building, but …

About the Author: Rafaele Fierro

Rafaele Fierro was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Italian immigrants. He went to Bulkeley High School in Hartford, got his B.A. from Trinity College in 1992 and his doctorate in immigration history from the University of Connecticut in 2000. He was inspired to to teach history …

About the Author: James Smart

The ghost of William Beadle has flitted in and out of the consciousness of Wethersfield since he murdered his family on December 11, 1782.  To those growing up in Old Wethersfield, the macabre story seemed to be part of the DNA of the town, always lingering at the edge as …

About the Author: Donna Hemmann

Donna Herold Hemmann grew up in Wethersfield. She moved to Griswoldville when she was 8 years old, into a Griswold House built in approx. 1820.  It was a peach farm in its day.  Her dad, John Herold grew up down the street, on Griswold Road.  Donna is an RN, who …

About the Author: Glenise Lee

Apart from a 4 year break in South Africa when I was newly married, I have lived in Leicestershire all my life. We moved to Blaby in 1973 when we returned from South Africa and in 1979, I took on the job of Clerk to Blaby Parish Council (i.e. the …

About the Author: Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan and his wife Marsha joined the Wethersfield Historical Society in 2006 after retiring from careers in Information Technology at The Travelers. In addition to the historical society Jim is a member of the Men’s Garden Club of Wethersfield where he edits the newsletter and writes a monthly column; …