XV Annual Taste of Wethersfield Postponed

Due to concerns about the Corona virus, Wethersfield Historical Society has decided to postpone the XV Annual Taste of Wethersfield. After consultation with the Central Connecticut Health District, the Town of Wethesfield, and members of our Governing Board, and in light of recommendations made by Connecticut state officials, the society feels this is the best course of action for the well-being of our patrons, guests, vendors, and sponsors. The tentative date for the rescheduled event is Saturday May 16. We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely hope that everyone will be able to attend the rescheduled event. Please revisit this website often for additional information as it becomes available. Any changes to the participating vendor list and scheduled entertainment will appear on the event’s webpage The XVth Annual Taste of Wethersfield. If you have already purchased tickets, they will be honored on the new date. If you are unable to attend, please contact the office at (860) 529-7656 Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to arrange for a full refund.

WHS presents The Jolly Beggars at the Keeney POSTPONED

Due to public health concerns regarding the Corona virus and public gatherings of any appreciable size, The Jolly Beggars performance originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 29 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm,  in the ballroom of the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street, Wethersfield) has been postponed. The concert will be rescheduled and the revised date shared here as soon as it becomes available. The Jolly Beggars have played for the society before, most recently this past August to a wildly enthusiastic crowd at Porchfest, and previously on both the Keeney Cultural Series and the Keeney Koolers Summer Series. Their take on the Celtic musical tradition is well-known and much appreciated by WHS audiences.

For more info about the Jolly Beggars and audio sample or five, visit their website here: The Jolly Beggars

Welcome to 2020!

Wethersfield Historical Society wishes you and yours a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We are hard at work preparing for another exciting, informative, and historic year of programs ahead. Some are returning favorites, like the Taste of Wethersfield (which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year), Heritage Weekend, the 39th Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair and the triennial House Tour while others are being unveiled for the first time (like this Fall’s Farm Dinner). Be sure to check back here often and visit our Facebook page @WethersfieldHistory to stay up on the latest information as it becomes available. Meanwhile, here are some dates to keep in mind:

March 29 – Keeney Concert Series: The Jolly Beggars POSTPONED
April 4 – Taste of Wethersfield XV POSTPONED
May 9 – Hubbard Houses Walking Tour
May 14 & 16 – Ancient Burying Ground Tour
May 23 – Heritage Weekend
(Hurlbut-Dunham House and the Cove Warehouse open for the season).
June 13 – Triennial House Tour
June 18 & 20 – Ancient Burying Ground Tour
July 7, 14, 21, & 28 – Keeney Koolers Concert Series
August 29 – Uncovering Architecture Walking Tour (kids age 7-12)
September 17 – Farm Dinner
September 19 – Walking Tour of Hartford Avenue
September 24 & 26 – Ancient Burying Ground Tour
October 3 – 39th Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair

October 16 & 17 Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours
December 3 – Holidays on Main
December 5 & 6, 12 & 13 – Hurlbut-Dunham House open for free holiday tours


(This is by no means a complete list of what’s in store on the calendar. All events will be published in full as soon as all details are confirmed).