Celebrating the Opening of the New Holcombe Education Center at WDS

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will open the new Holcombe Education Center with a week-end long celebration beginning on Friday, June 4, 2021, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony commencing at 9:30 a.m. Opening-weekend activities include a lawn party, exhibit openings and free admission to the museum. […]Details

Holcombe Education Center Named at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

A new facility dedicated to expanding and enlivening the public programming and education offered by the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum will be named the Holcombe Education Center in recognition of Lucy Eaton Holcombe, whose bequest helped make the project possible. A new facility dedicated to expanding and enlivening the public programming and education offered by the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum will be named the Holcombe Education Center in recognition of Lucy Eaton Holcombe, whose bequest helped make the project possible. […]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