PorchFest Saturday, August 24, 2019

Wethersfield Historical Society is delighted to be a part of Old Wethersfield’s First Annual PorchFest.  At 1:00 pm, we will be hosting the Goza Duo (violin and guitar) playing from the porch (where else?) of the Hurlbut-Dunham House, 212 Main Street, Wethersfield.  The house is right next door to the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. Stop by our tent on the lawn between the two buildings, have a seat, enjoy a cool drink and the latin sound of the Goza Duo. The  band is scheduled to play for about an hour. There will be crafts for the kids and a teaser of our upcoming exhibit on Wethersfield wedding traditions. There will also be information available about Wethersfield Historical Society and our exciting upcoming events. When the band has finished, feel free to stop in to the Hurlbut-Dunham House for a free tour. Visit the Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center. (Again, admission is free). Wander around the center of town and see what else is happening for PorchFest. But make sure you find your way back to the tent by 4:00 pm, when the porch of the Hurlbut-Dunham House will welcome The Jolly Beggars.  As their website says, “The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences”. Our tent will still be there, as will the cool drinks, a comfortable place to sit, and great music to accompany it all.

Wethersfield Wedding Traditions…

Do you have any marriage or wedding traditions in your family? Are there certain foods that are included on your special day? Any customs to wish the couple good wishes for the future? If so and you would like to share your story with others, consider contributing to an upcoming exhibit with Wethersfield Historical Society!

If interested in participating, please contact Corri Swart, Education/Exhibitions Coordinator at corri.swart@wethersfieldhistory.org

Attention Crafters, Artists, & Artisans!

While the 38th Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair isn’t until October 5, it’s not too early to start thinking about participating. The Wethersfield Historical Society is now taking applications from Crafters, Artists, and Artisans who are interested in having a booth at this year’s fair. Rules for participating are as follows:

  • Artwork must be handmade, skillfully created, and produced by or under the direction of the artist.
  • Artists may show work only in categories in which they were accepted.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work that is not represented in submitted jury images.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell work by other artists.
  • Imported items and mass-produced work is not allowed—no exceptions. This policy will be strictly enforced this year.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Artists must personally attend their exhibits throughout the OW Arts & Crafts Fair.
  • Artists are expected to comply with all regulations and respect artistry standards.
  • The Wethersfield Historical Society reserves the right to remove any artist from the present or future fairs for breach of the written participation rules, the laws of the State of Connecticut, or for disruptive/abusive behavior.

This year’s application can be filled out on-line here . This is a juried event—awards will be given in various categories. If you have any additional questions, please e-mail OWAF@wethersfieldhistory.org.