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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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What’s New at WDS – May 13, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – May 6, 2020

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What’s New at WDS – April 29, 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. Everyday Living at WDS “Quarrel not nor contend with thy brethren or sisters, but live in love, peace and unity.” Beyond the archaic language (from “The School […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – April 22, 2020

Below you’ll find three weekly columns to keep you informed and entertained. We encourage you to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos and information. Objects A to Z with Curator Rich Malley “B” is for Brownstone! This week’s exploration focuses on brownstone—the reddish-brown sandstone found in a number of places around […] Details.

What’s New at WDS – April 15, 2020

As we all continue to adjust to the challenging circumstances wrought by the Covid19 virus, the entire WDS staff wishes you well! We miss seeing members, friends, and volunteers and the forging of new friendships with first-time visitors.  We’re diligently working behind the scenes (mostly at home) with curatorial, educational and editorial duties and planning, […] Details.

COVID-19 UPDATE, April 14, 2020

Dear Friends, Based upon recent updates to restrictions by the State of Connecticut to help mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Museum will remain closed to the public through May 30. The situation will be monitored to determine the safest possible time to reopen. State restrictions must first be lifted. As of now, […] Details.

POSTPONED:Vintage Collectors & Antique Aficionados: Tags & Treasures Sale

Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques will be rummaging for this year’s hottest collectibles at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum Tags & Treasures Sale, originally onSaturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will now be POSTPONED, in the Webb Barn at 211 Main St., Wethersfield, CT. $5 adult […] Details.