Behind the Scenes at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum!

Did you know Christmas wasn’t declared a legal holiday in Connecticut until 1846? While mention is made of Christmas in earlier Wethersfield records, it’s unclear how the holiday was celebrated or how widely.

The WDS staff missed giving Christmas tours of the Isaac Stevens house this year, but we can share a few highlights… […]Details

Join us for the Spirit of Christmas Past – Dec. 21

Did you know Connecticut was the first in New England to make Christmas an official state holiday in 1845? It was just another work/school day in a several New England States until 1858. Kenneth C. Turino, manager of community partnerships and resource development at Historic New England, will partner with the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum (WDS) to present “The Spirit of Christmas Past in New England,” a visual, virtual lecture tracing the development of Christmas, on December 21, 2020 at 6 p.m. Grab a cup of Christmas cheer and join Turino and WDS Executive Director Joshua Campbell Torrance for this fascinating exploration of Yuletide history. The free program will be held via Zoom. […]Details

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We’re excited to announce the reopening and expansion of the WDS Shop in the new Welcome Center!
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What’s New at WDS – November 18, 2020

Below you’ll find three weekly columns created to keep you informed and entertained. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos and information. […]Details

What’s New at WDS – November 4, 2020

Below you’ll find three weekly columns created to keep you informed and entertained. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos and information. […]Details

What’s New at WDS – October 21, 2020

Below you’ll find three weekly columns created to keep you informed and entertained. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos and information. […]Details

What’s New at WDS – October 7, 2020

Below you’ll find three weekly columns created to keep you informed and entertained. Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos and information. […]Details