Ancient Burying Ground Christmas Decorations Available for Order

Once again, our friend David Kelly of the Village Cemetery Association has generously offered to coordinate the purchase and placement of Christmas Decorations in the Ancient Burying Ground. Decorations are placed on graves the first week of December.  All proceeds from this sale go to  Wethersfield Historical Society, in partial support of the society’s website and its interactive map highlighting the grave markers in the Ancient Burying Ground.

Decorations are $35.00 each and can be ordered by using the downloadable form here and mailing it along with your check made out to:
Wethersfield Historical Society
150 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Because decorations are made to order, please submit your orders by Veteran’s Day, November 11.

39th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair Awards

For a complete listing of all the awards presented at this year’s Craft Fair, please click here.  Wethersfield Historical Society would like to thank all our volunteers, participating vendors, the Town of Wethersfield, Kathy Bagley, Rachael Mattioli, Show Director Elizabeth White-Peters, and everyone who came out on Saturday to make Craft Fair such a wonderful event.

Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours 2021

This year’s Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours returns to in-person Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th.  Tours depart from the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109) and leave every 15 minutes between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. They cover approximately one mile over sometimes uneven terrain in dimly lit areas and are roughly one hour and ten minutes long. All the historical figures on this year’s tour are drawn from Wethersfield’s rich maritime history. Participants should dress accordingly for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Wethersfield’s mask mandate will be in effect for those parts of the tour that take place indoors. Due to the format and subject matter of the program, it is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Enjoy hot cider and cookies when you return to the Keeney. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be October 17. The final determination to postpone Saturday’s performances will be made by 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 16th. Ticket purchasers will be notified by email.

Timed tickets go on sale September 15th.  They will be available online here or at the front desk of the Old Academy, 150 Main Street, Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – to 4:00pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets early as this popular event always sells out.