Summer 2021 Events

New Summer Entertainment at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is excited to present a host of new and entertaining summer events. Included will be living-history performances, music in the courtyard, and summer theater on the lawn with the New Zenith Theater Company. Admission to all events is free. Storyteller, actor, historian and playwright, Tammy Denease […] Details.

Treasures Exhibit

Hidden in Plain View Treasures from the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Sometimes treasures go unnoticed, even in museums. Among the hundreds of objects in the musuem’s historic houses are some which, given the chance, can tell fascinating stories. Placing these pieces in a gallery setting gives us an opportunity to literally see them in a different light. […] Details.

Privy Exhibit

Places of Ease, Places of Solitude. Privy. Necessary. Outhouse. Place of Ease. Call them what you will, these outbuildings were both ubiquitous and essential before the development of indoor plumbing; long a familiar part of the built environment. In some ways these structures constituted small worlds of their own, islands of quiet and solitude. The […] Details.

Fall 2021 Events

Witches and Tombstone Tours, Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th
Thanksgiving Dinner, Sunday, November 14

Test Post

Joshua Campbell Torrance to Lead WDS

The Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Campbell Torrance as executive director of the renowned historic museum beginning November 15, 2020. Torrance holds more than 20 years of museum leadership experience, most recently at the Bennington Museum in Vermont, and the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park in Ellsworth, Maine. “We are […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – September 23, 2020

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Witches & Tombstones Tours at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Bone-chilling, yet historically accurate, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Witches and Tombstones Tours will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available below through PayPal. Admission: nonmembers – $20 per person, members – $17. *Please note – Witches and Tombstones Tours include walking on uneven ground and […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – September 9, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – August 24, 2020

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WDS Receives CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant from Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut Humanities has awarded the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum a $10,000 CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant. The grant funds will be used to defray financial losses incurred during the museum’s extended closure due to COVID-19. Funding for the grant was by the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly. “We are grateful to Connecticut Humanities […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – August 12, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 29, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 22, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 15, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 8, 2020

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WDS Reopens with Modified Schedule, Big Plans

Huzzah! The Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum held a successful “soft” reopening on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 after an extended closure due to COVID-19. WDS staff are diligently following state guidelines for reopening. New protocols include masks being required of all visitors and staff. Hand sanitizer and gloves are available for visitors, and new traffic-flow procedures have […] Details.

Tour a Garden by a Pioneering Female Landscape Architect

Though the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum Colonial Revival Garden will not be hosting guided tours for Connecticut Historic Gardens (CHG) Day this year due to COVID-19, the public is still invited to view a corner of the world as seen through the eyes of Amy Cogswell—one of the first female landscape architects in the United States—during a free abbreviated program on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from dawn to dusk. Face masks and social distancing will be required. […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – June 24, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – June 17, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – June 10, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – June 3, 2020

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