The Black Experience in Wethersfield and Electronic Submission Page

In an effort to expand our collection material relating to the Black Experience in Wethersfield, Wethersfield Historical Society is calling for community submissions relating to this subject. Do you have items to contribute that tell a specific person’s or family’s story? Were you involved in African American groups or clubs? Do you know someone who was involved in initiatives relating to integration in Wethersfield? Are there specific projects in Wethersfield that relate to the Black experience here?

WHS is making an ongoing effort to collect the stories and experiences of African American Wethersfield residents. We are looking for people who live(d) or worke(d) in town. Individuals can be from the past or the present.

We recently featured the following individuals in exhibitions and on social media: Lemuel Custis, Mattie Hardrick Brown, Juanita Harris Hayes, Sarah Wood, Monique Green-Gwynn, Caesar Fiddler and Dr. Evans Daniels. Do you have more information (stories, objects, photos, letters, diaries, etc.) about these Wethersfield residents that we can add to our collection?

Who else’s story should we share in future projects? Do you have articles, photos or objects that tell their story? Please email curator Kristina Oschmann  with questions about how to submit materials for use in future projects. You can also upload digital materials (photographs and documents) using the form below.

    1. Submit up to three (3) jpg images.
      • Image 1:
      • Image 2:
      • Image 3:
    2. Upload your written submission here.
      • Upload:
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      • Copy/Paste:

      I hereby give the Wethersfield Historical Society ("WHS") a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable license to copy, digitize, reproduce, edit, translate, create derivative works, distribute, and publicly display and perform certain materials described below. I agree that WHS may add the material to the collection according to the WHS Collection Management Policy and associated Collections Development and Acquisitions Policy Statements and to make available to researchers in a manner consistent with the WHS practices. I agree that the WHS may utilize any medium or media now existing or that will exist in the future to achieve the above-described purposes.
      Yes

      I am over the age of eighteen. I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents thereof.
      Yes