My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman

Wethersfield, Conn. (August 12, 2013) –You may have missed this in history class: proto feminist Abigail Adams made huge profits while speculating in junk bonds during the Revolutionary War. At a time when married women weren’t allowed to own property, Abigail made a killing and left her family wealthy and debt free. Notably, this was […] Details.

Interiors Tell the Tale Centuries Later: Wealthy Colonials Threw it all Away for the Revolution

Historian Judy Anderson Draws Intriguing Parallels Between Rebels and Their Décor Three self-made, wealthy businessmen—two in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and one in Marblehead, Massachusetts—gambled, and lost, everything for the American Revolution. Before fomenting rebellion, the same three—Joseph Webb, Jr., Silas Deane and Jeremiah Lee—lavishly decorated their homes to levels previously unprecedented in their communities. In an […] Details.

The March Heard ’Round the World: Wethersfield, Washington and Rochambeau

Lecture by Historian/Author Jini Jones Vail What: According to author Jini Jones Vail, were it not for the involvement of French General Rochambeau in the American Revolution, “We’d be speaking the King’s English right now.” The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, in Wethersfield, Connecticut, will host a presentation by Vail, the author of“Rochambeau, Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant, A French General’s […] Details.