Wethersfield Historical Society is proud to announce the opening of Treasures of the Francis House, the latest addition to the Wethersfield Museum’s Watson Gallery. Thanks to the generosity of Chauncey D. Stillman and his daughters, Elizabeth Stillman Shafer and Theodora Stillman Budnik (direct descendants of the original owner), Wethersfield Historical Society took possession of the Captain James Francis House at 120 Hartford Avenue in 1969. After a half century of successful stewardship, the society made the difficult decision to sell the Captain James Francis House and return the home to private ownership. All of the family possessions held in that house were relocated to storage at the Keeney Center and these objects form the core of the new exhibit. Visitors will learn about the owners of the Captain James Francis House from 1793 through present day, and through material culture will learn about life in 19th century Wethersfield.
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays.
This exhibit has been made possible in part by a grant from the Robert Alan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.