Irish Immigrants in Wethersfield from 1860 to 1900: Outcasts to Neighbors

Irish Immigrants in Wethersfield from 1860 to 1900 by Julia Pizzoferrato Wethersfield’s proximity to Connecticut’s bustling capitol, Hartford, made the town a convenient landing place for many Irish immigrants from 1860 to 1900. Both Hartford and Wethersfield offered employment opportunities to new residents either as domestic servants, farm laborers, or …

Slavery and Wethersfield

Slavery and Wethersfield by Martha Smart The past is never dead.  It is not even past. William Faulkner Sugar and Slavery The popular book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, written by Elizabeth George Speare in 1957, tells the story of Kit Tyler, orphaned on Barbados, traveling to relatives in Wethersfield …

Articles from the Community

The membership of Wethersfield Historical Society is passionate about the town’s history, often inspiring individuals to conduct research on their own about topics of particular interest. The “Articles from the Community” section of this website includes research and writing of the Wethersfield community representative of their interest and enthusiasm for …