The last two Ancient Burying Ground Tours of the season, scheduled for Thursday, October 10 1:00 pm and Saturday, October 12 10:00 am have been canceled due to illness. Join me in wishing our tour guide Martha Smart a speedy recovery from her cold.
A special word of thanks to the over 60 select artists and artisans who came to share their talent with all of us at the 38th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair. Special recognition is also due to OWACF Manager Kate Ebner for doing such a fabulous job organizing this event. Wethersfield Historical Society also needs to thank our members and volunteers for all their hard work in ensuring that the fair ran smoothly and everyone who came out to enjoy what had to be one of the ten best fall days ever. All proceeds go to the support of the Wethersfield Historical Society and its mission to “preserve and promote Wethersfield’s history and culture to inspire people today and tomorrow”. Click here to view the dedicated 38th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts & Crafts Fair page to see which artisans were awarded blue ribbons by our expert panel of judges and in what categories.
It’s shaping up to be a remarkably busy Fall here at Wethersfield Historical Society. What follows is a list of events and all the relevant details so you’ll be able to mark your calendars and not miss any of our exciting upcoming events. Please check back here frequently for updates and more detailed information as it becomes available.
Thursday, December 5, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Holidays on Main As part of Holidays on Main, 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 Tradions. 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 appreciated.
The society is also having a toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to a local charity. The collection box is located by the main desk at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center.
Saturday, December 7 & 14 and Sunday December 8 & 15, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Hurlbut-Dunham House, festively decorated for an 1890s Christmas will be open for holiday tours. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.