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Colonial home in the snow

Wethersfield Cove covered in snow

First Church with snow all around

Old colonial home with snow


Winter scene with old barn and tire swing


January 1st - February 11th

GMCT 2023 Brisk Winter Walks

Join the GMCT Brisk Winter Walks for 2023. Walks are co-sponsored by the Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury, the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center in Wethersfield, and Goodwin College. More info!

February 3rd - 5th, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Capturing Animals in their Environment in Oils

Students will tell their animal's story and elicit an emotional reaction from their viewer through learning how to plot out background information, color choice and textural layering. More info!

February 9th, 12:30pm

Serving Up History: Prince Mortimer Revisited (Webinar)

Community Historian John Mills will give an update on his extensive research into the life of Prince Mortimer, a slave from Guinea who was brought to New England in 1730 when he was six years old and died at the age of 110 in 1834 while serving a life sentence at the Wethersfield prison. Free on Zoom. More info!

February 11th, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Beyond the Basic Sand Shaded Fan

Join Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking Director Bob Van Dyke as he demonstrates for woodworkers new techniques for creating sand shaded fans. Members: $10 / General Public: $15. More info!

February 16th, 12:30pm

Serving Up History: Madison's America (Webinar)

History Professor Rafaele Fierro will talk about James Madison’s idea that in a large republic, with lots of people, representative democracy could work because competing interests would cancel each other out. Free on Zoom. More info! 

February 19th, 11:30am - 4:00pm

42nd Annual Famous Macaroni Dinner

Hosted by Wethersfield UNICO. The Famous Macaroni Dinner is always well-attended bringing together hundreds to enjoy a traditional ‘homemade’ Italian Sunday dinner. At Wethersfield Community Center, 30 Greenfield Steet. More info!

February 21st, 7:00pm

The Life and Times of William Webb

Wethersfield Historical Society presents Kevin Johnson in "The Life and Times of William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut ". This event will take place in the ballroom of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center (200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT). Admission is $10 at the door per person for adults. More info!

February 23rd, 12:30pm

Serving Up History: When Hartford Was A Retail Hub (Webinar)

Hartford was once a thriving center for retail, with several large department stores, including the legendary G. Fox & Co. Daniel will talk about the development of the city's major department stores, comparing the different ways they grew. Free on Zoom. More info!

February 24th - 26th, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Portrait Drawing on Toned Paper

Artists will capture the live model by drawing on toned paper. Focus on capturing an accurate likeness  of the model and light effect, rendering convincingly three dimensional form, gaining understanding of  the different mediums and building confidence in the techniques of drawing on toned paper. More info!

February 25th, 10:30am and 1:30pm & Feb. 26th, 11:00am. 

One House, Two Worlds Tour

In the Joseph Webb House, you will learn about the role that Black and Indigenous soldiers played in helping the Colonies attain their freedom. In the Silas Deane House, you will explore opulence and oppression under one roof and hear the stories of Hagar, Pomp, and Cloe – the enslaved people who worked for the Deane household. More info!


2022 Historic Wethersfield's Photo Contest Winners Announced!

2023 Town Guide and Calendar

Best of Historic Wethersfield 2022 YouTube

Bike or Walk Wethersfield

Community Historian Shares Stories of Wethersfield DMV's Past as Prison, Burial Ground

GMCT's Brisk Winter Walks 2023 Schedule

Heritage Walk

Heritage Way Bike Route Designated a CT Greenway

Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, DECD Designate Wethersfield as the State’s Fourth “Cultural District”

Treasures of the Francis House On View

The Great Elm

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

Wethersfield Wins Big with Hartford Courant Best of 2022

Where to Eat, Help Support Wethersfield Restaurants

Wethersfield Tourism Commission, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109

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