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Cynthia Riccio Promoted to Associate Director and Director of Visitor Engagement at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum has named Cynthia Joseph Riccio as associate director and director of visitor engagement in recognition of her achievements and expanded responsibilities. […]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

What’s New at WDS – November 4, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – October 7, 2020

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Joshua Campbell Torrance to Lead WDS

The Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Campbell Torrance as executive director of the renowned historic museum beginning November 15, 2020. Torrance holds more than 20 years of museum leadership experience, most recently at the Bennington Museum in Vermont, and the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park in Ellsworth, Maine. “We are […] 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.

What’s New at WDS – September 9, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – August 24, 2020

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WDS Receives CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant from Connecticut Humanities

Connecticut Humanities has awarded the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum a $10,000 CARES Act Humanities Relief Grant. The grant funds will be used to defray financial losses incurred during the museum’s extended closure due to COVID-19. Funding for the grant was by the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly. “We are grateful to Connecticut Humanities […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – August 12, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 29, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 22, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 15, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – July 8, 2020

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WDS Reopens with Modified Schedule, Big Plans

Huzzah! The Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum held a successful “soft” reopening on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 after an extended closure due to COVID-19. WDS staff are diligently following state guidelines for reopening. New protocols include masks being required of all visitors and staff. Hand sanitizer and gloves are available for visitors, and new traffic-flow procedures have […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – June 24, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – June 17, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – June 10, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – June 3, 2020

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COVID-19 UPDATE, June 1, 2020

Dear Friends, Although Connecticut museums may be allowed to open on June 20, our first priority is to do everything in our power to keep the WDS family safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. As much as we anticipate seeing visitors, members and co-workers, our immediate goals are to prepare for reopening at a […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – May 27, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – May 20, 2020

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