Current Exhibits and Events

New Tiny Treasures at WDS in 2018

Those with a passion for a rare find and an eye for exquisite detail are invited to view what’s new in the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum (WDS) collection as the 2018 season begins. WDS Executive Director Charles Lyle points out several tiny treasures, and a couple of restored favorites, recently added throughout the museum’s three historic homes. […]

WDS Revolutionary War Encampment

Huzzah! Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Revolutionary War Encampment. The fun begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 211 Main St., following the Wethersfield Memorial Day parade, and lasts until 4 p.m. Admission to the encampment is free; regular admission will be charged for optional tours of the museum. More info…

Tour WDS Garden by Pioneering Female Landscape Architect

The public is invited to view a piece of the world as seen through the eyes of Amy Cogswell—one of the first female landscape architects in the United States, and designer of the Colonial Revival Garden at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum. On Sunday, June 24, 2018, from noon to 4 p.m., the WDS Colonial Revival Garden will be one of 14 historic gardens highlighted for Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. Visitors during the free event will also have the chance to win a framed poster featuring the winning entry for the 2018 Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest by Connecticut artist Bonnie Beers-Johnson.  More info…