Current Exhibits and Events

Battlefield Archaeology & Wethersfield in the Pequot War

Kevin McBride, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut, says the Pequot attack on Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1637, was the most significant event of the Pequot War and led to Connecticut’s declaration of war against the Pequot tribe a week later. McBride will explore the implications of the attack and its connection to […]

Colonial CT Food & Drink to be Deconstructed at WDS

Early Nutmeggers quaffed and consumed some strange substances, from rattle-skull (rum, dark beer, lime, brandy and sherry) to hasty pudding, (barely digestible during those early years). Authors Eric D. Lehman and Amy Nawrocki will delight attendees with surprising, and sometimes amusing, tales of what our forebears managed to ingest in a presentation based on their […]

General Washington to Return to Webb House After 238 Years

He was a magnificent dancer, the most graceful figure seen on horseback (according to Thomas Jefferson), an astute politician, and he had a terrific throwing arm. Abigail Adams was very impressed with him. So, when John Koopman III steps forward as General George Washington at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum (WDS) he’ll have to fill some very […]