On December 15 at 7:00 pm, Wethersfield Historical Society is hosting a watch party for our friends and neighbors to see the premiere of Lifetime’s original movie “Rediscovering Christmas” starring Jessica Lowndes, B. J. Britt, Jessica Walter, and David Naughton. The movie was filmed this past September right here in our historic village. The event will be held in the ballroom of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield. Doors will open at 7:00 pm for socializing and festive holiday piano music to put everyone in the spirit of the season. The movie will start at 8:00 pm. The event is BYOB with treats and memorabilia available for purchase from the Old Wethersfield Country Store. Admission is free, but we ask that everyone attending bring a donation for the Wethersfield Food Bank and/or the Holiday Toy Drive. Space is limited to the first 200 guests to arrive.
What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving created to bring people together for a day of giving back. For those of you who don’t know, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community! Beginning December 3 (and through the end of the year) we ask that you make your tax deductible donation to help us obtain a matching grant for preservation improvements to the Hurlbut-Dunham House, to ensure that the house will continue to be open and available as a resource to our community. We hope to raise $3,500.00 to help with these improvements. Click here for more information on how you can help us reach this goal on #GivingTuesday and to learn more about the Hurlbut-Dunham House.
As part of Holidays on Main (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm), the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109) will be open to the public. Stop in and view exhibits, including the latest addition, Wethersfield Wedding Traditions. Children’s holiday-decorated trees will be on display. Have some free cider and stop by the popular Attic Treasures sale. Home-made cookies will be available for purchase. The Hurlbut-Dunham House (212 Main Street) will be open from 6-8 pm. The elegant, former home of Jane and Howard Dunham will be decorated for an 1890s Christmas. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted.
The Hurlbut-Dunham House, former residence of Jane and Howard Dunham, will be open for holiday tours Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and again the following weekend, Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The house will be festively decorated for an 1890s Christmas. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
The Wethersfield Planning and Economic Development Department would LOVE to hear from YOU about parking in the Old Wethersfield Business District! As part of our community engagement effort, we have prepared a Survey to collect thoughts and feedback from ALL members of the community. Whether you live and work Old Wethersfield or you come to visit your favorite businesses, your input in this process is valuable and important!
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• OR scan the following QR code to link directly to the survey
The governing board of the Wethersfield Historical Society and executive director Amy Northrop Wittorff have an important announcement regarding the Captain James Francis House they would like to share with the community. To read this announcement, please click here.