Keeney Koolers Concert Series 2019

For over 15 years, the Wethersfield Historical Society and the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving have been providing this concert series for the enjoyment of the public. We are delighted that the proud tradition of Keeney Koolers past continues in 2019 with an outstanding lineup of first-rate Connecticut talent…

Performances take place Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm on the front lawn of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street). Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and your dancing shoes. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will move indoors to the ballroom on the second floor of the Keeney Center. Join us before the concerts for even more fun for the little ones. From 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Wethersfield Historical Society will be hosting children’s activities, including sailing boats in our fountain. Crafts will include making fans, pom-pom caterpillars, and “stained glass” bookmarks.

July 9: Ed Fast and Conga Bop Afro-Cuban influenced rhythms and hard-bop harmony fused to create unique, soulful originals and creatively arranged jazz standards.

July 16: Chat Noir takes European style cafe music to the next level! Their groove consists of clarinet, guitar, accordion, and bass offering everything from gypsy swing to Italian standards.

July 23: Number Nine is back with their popular interpretations of Beatles music.

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