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Picture it in Silk

Schoolgirl needlework from the late 18th and early 19th centuries often consisted of “pictures” or scenes stitched in silk. The creativity inherent in these artworks is evident, be they depictions of local scenes or pieces made in honor or memory of family members. Six examples from the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum collection serve to illustrate the range […] Details.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays features a selection of artifacts from the Webb-Deane-Stevens collection—including toys, books and models—which help visitors enjoy snippets of holiday celebrations across the years. Large panels reproduced from a rare 1889 edition of The Night Before Christmas or A Visit of St. Nicholas fill the Kuckro Gallery, which also incorporates a reading […] Details.

Holidays on Main at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum: December 2, 5-9

Come visit our Museum Store during Wethersfield’s Annual Holidays on Main! Shop from a beautiful selection of books, candles, ornaments, toys, jewelry, lithophane night lights and much more! We’ll have free face painting and crafts for the kids. Learn more about Holidays on Main here:  http://wethersfieldchamber.com/event/holidays-on-main/

Saturdays with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Bring the little ones to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum to spread joy to the young and young-at-heart from 10 am to 12 pm on December, 4, 11, and 18 (our Winter Open House). Enjoy our historic house tours, gallery exhibitions, museum store and […] Details.

Holiday Story Hour at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Join us for special holiday stories and crafts. Every Wednesday in December from the 8th-29th from 11 am- 12 pm.December 8: HanukkahDecember 15: KwanzaaDecember 22: ChristmasDecember 29: Winter Story hour is free. Tour admission: $15 per adult; $12 per senior over 60, AAA member and active military; $6 per student and children (5-18), $30 per […] Details.

Mix and Mingle Storytelling Event: “Tell It!”: December 9, 6-7:30 pm

Tell It! is a platform where true, personal stories are shared in front of a live audience. Not only will you be entertained, but you will also have fun meeting new friends – just in time for the holiday season. Come join us for an evening of stories, fun, and holiday cheer! Tickets price: $5 […] Details.

Wild Nights at the Museum

Join us Thursday, January 20th for our ninth monthly Wild Nights event! We will be in the Holcomb Education Center at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum for a 75-minute yoga class, a meal provided by @heirloommarket, and a guided community conversation. Register at www.bewildyogastudio.com or by using the Spaces by Wix app (or the new Fit by Wix app). […] Details.

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Webb Barn Traditional Music Concert Series: John Doyle

October 14 at 7 pm John Doyle (b. Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish musician. For four years he served as acoustic guitarist with the Irish/American band Solas, and is also an active solo artist. Doyle is a highly accomplished guitarist with a trademark style for backing up other musicians. A left handed player, his style […] Details.

Witches and Tombstone Tours

Bone chilling, yet historically accurate, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Witches and Tombstones Tours will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24. Tour times are 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30. Tickets are $25. Click link below to purchase. **ALL TOURS SOLD OUT** https://www.simpletix.com/e/witches-and-tombstone-tour-tickets-76862

Bulb Forcing Workshop

Brighten your home this winter with spring blooms! You are invited to participate in a bulb forcing workshop on Wednesday, October 27th at 10:30 in the Webb Barn. Participants will learn the best method of forcing bulbs into winter bloom and will take home at least 7 pots of various bulbs including, tulip, anemone, iris and […] Details.

Wethersfield Antiques Show

This show will benefit the Museum’s education program and will feature the following dealers: (as of October 26) Paul DiFanti Antiques Bayberry Antiques Broderick Antiques DeWolf and Wood Rare Books Eden Antiques Martin J. Ferrick Antiques Roberto Frietas American Antiques & Decorative Arts Patricia Funt Antiques Richard Lawrence Greene Hanes & Ruskin Antiques John Hunt […] Details.

Treasures Exhibit

Hidden in Plain View Treasures from the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Sometimes treasures go unnoticed, even in museums. Among the hundreds of objects in the musuem’s historic houses are some which, given the chance, can tell fascinating stories. Placing these pieces in a gallery setting gives us an opportunity to literally see them in a different light. […] Details.

Privy Exhibit

Places of Ease, Places of Solitude. Privy. Necessary. Outhouse. Place of Ease. Call them what you will, these outbuildings were both ubiquitous and essential before the development of indoor plumbing; long a familiar part of the built environment. In some ways these structures constituted small worlds of their own, islands of quiet and solitude. The […] 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 – 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

Witches & Tombstones Tours at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Bone-chilling, yet historically accurate, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s Witches and Tombstones Tours will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available below through PayPal. Admission: nonmembers – $20 per person, members – $17. *Please note – Witches and Tombstones Tours include walking on uneven ground and […] Details.

Tour a Garden by a Pioneering Female Landscape Architect

Though the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum Colonial Revival Garden will not be hosting guided tours for Connecticut Historic Gardens (CHG) Day this year due to COVID-19, the public is still invited to view a corner of the world as seen through the eyes of Amy Cogswell—one of the first female landscape architects in the United States—during a free abbreviated program on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from dawn to dusk. Face masks and social distancing will be required. […] Details.

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 […] Details.