Virtual WHS

In spite of the closure to the public of the Wethersfield Museum in the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center and our administrative offices and research library at the Old Academy, history continues to happen every day. In response, the society is offering virtual equivalents of our traditional exhibits, tours, concerts, and lectures in hopes of continuing to fulfill our mission of “preserving and promoting Wethersfield’s history and culture to inspire people today and tomorrow”. This page is will serve as a chronological index to all the ever-expanding list of virtual content being generated by the Wethersfield Historical Society in the order they have been posted. In addition, it will also highlight opportunities where you can interact with WHS. There are links where you can contribute your experiences to our Chronicling COVID-19 exhibit-in-progress and submit your nominations to the planned Women  of Wethersfield exhibit.

WHS would like to thank the generosity of our donors and the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for making this content possible.

River, Land, and Sea: Wethersfield’s Maritime History Series

Lecture: The River, The Sound, and The Sea (Posted 2/1/22)
Martha Smart, WHS Research Librarian speaking in the Keeney Ballroom 1/11/22

Lecture: Maritime Rocky Hill (Posted 2/7/22)
Rocky Hill Town Historian Robert C. Herron speaking in the Keeney Ballroom 1/18/22 (Scroll down the page to find this video).

Lecture: “Not Being Contented Ashore”: Connecticut’s Black Mariners (Posted 5/3/22)
Mystic Seaport’s Senior Curator of Maritime Social Histories, Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes, spoke to an attentive crowd in the Keeney Ballroom on February 8, 2022. (Scroll down the page to find this video).

WHS Annual Report for 2019 – 2020

Amy Wittorff’s Presentation to the Annual Meeting 2021 (Posted 5/27/21)

WHS Book Talk

Author Dean Karau and The History of Wethersfield 2.0 (Posted 4/7/2021)

Virtual Exhibits

Wethersfield Women (Posted 3/1/2021)

Chronicling COVID-19 (Posted 3/10/2021)

Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours 2020

Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours Gateway (Posted 11/13/2020)

WHS Virtual Summer Program 2020

An Intro to Black History in Wethersfield. (Posted 8/14/2020)

The American Revolution (Posted 8/21/2020)

The Connecticut State Prison in Wethersfield (Posted 8/28/2020)

Colonial Wethersfield through the lens of the Ancient Burying Ground (Posted 9/11/2020)

Women of Wethersfield (Posted 9/18/2020)

Keeney Koolers Concert Series 2020

The Jolly Beggars (Posted 8/19/2020

Goza Latin Band (Posted 9/4/2020)

Contribute Content to an Exhibit

Chronicling COVID-19 (Posted 4/24/2020)

Wethersfield Women Call for Nominations (Posted 7/27/2020)

The Black Experience in Wethersfield (Posted 2/22/2021)