Current Exhibits and Events

A Connecticut Curator in the President’s House: Susan Schoelwer Presentation September 20

In 2010, Susan P. Schoelwer, former curator at the Connecticut Historical Society, departed New England for Mount Vernon. Much like Twain’s Connecticut Yankee, she quickly learned that things were vastly different there.On Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Schoelwer will regale an audience with, “Mount Vernon: A Connecticut Curator in the President’s House,” at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum (WDS). The free event in the Webb Barn will be preceded by a wine reception, by donation, at 6 p.m. View more…

The Wethersfield War: Hunger, Rumor, and the Cost of Battles Fought

Walter Woodward Presentation at WDS
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., join the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum to see why scholars believe recent discoveries on the grounds of the museum may be among the most important archaeological finds in Connecticut. The free event in the Webb Barn will be preceded by a wine reception, by donation, at 6 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson to Pay a Visit to WDS

From PBS to Comedy Central, whenever Bill Barker takes the stage the crowd is justifiably astonished at his resemblance to Thomas Jefferson. On Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Barker will don his nattiest 19th-century attire and bring the nation’s third president to life in the Webb Barn at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum (WDS). The free event, “A Conversation with Mr. Jefferson,” will be preceded by a wine reception, by donation, at 6 p.m. More details…

Bone-Chilling Yet Historically Accurate: Witches & Tombstones Tours Oct. 27 & 28

Bone-chilling, yet historically accurate, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Witches and Tombstones Tours will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28. $18 per person. These 90-minute, timed tours leave every 45 minutes starting at 10 a.m. Advance tickets go on sale September 25 and may be purchased here.

*Please note – Witches and Tombstones Tours include walking on uneven ground and the use of stairs and are not appropriate for children under 12.

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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. […]