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Bicycle out front of colonial homes, Webb-Deane-Stevens

Heirloom Market with spring flowers blooming


Bike out side of The Robbins Sisters House circa 1880

Colonial home in spring



Blue colonial home with daffodils


White early spring blossoms flowering on tree in town center. First church can be seen in background.

Solomon Welles House with pink spring blossoms on tree.


First Church and Lucky Lous in spring!



MAY 2023

May 1st - May 31st

The 3rd Annual Bicycles on Main

Come visit the heart of Old Wethersfield’s historic and cultural district to see decorated bicycles in front of colonial homes, museums, and the local shops, restaurants, and businesses all on one walkable/bike-able street. More info!

May 2, 7:00pm

The Grotesque 10

Mathew Duman will share stories of the unique grotesques and gargoyles he discovered on his “safari” to universities around the country. A collaboration with the Wethersfield Historical Society, the lecture will be held at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. More info!

May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Open Studio Time

Open studio time every Wednesday beginning March 3rd. Bring your materials and artwork and take advantage of our studio space and lighting. Come for any block of time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, pay by the hour. Monitored but non-instructional, coffee and tea provided. More info!

May 6, 10:30am and 1:30pm

Stories Told Through Needle and Thread

Join WDS for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes exploration of the Webb Deane Stevens Museum’s 18th and 19th century textile collection, including many never-before-seen pieces. More info!

May 7, 10:00am - 2:30pm

Figure Drawing Long Pose

Bring your own materials. Monitored by Figure Drawing instructor Pete Anderson, but non-instructional. Model fee included. More info!

May 7, 10:30am - 11:30am

Annual Mayor's Bike Ride

Join Mayor Michael Rell, the Wethersfield Bicycle Police Team, along with Old Wethersfield Shopkeepers and their families as they make their way through scenic Old Wethersfield. Participants are encouraged to dress-up in costumes as well as decorate their bikes to add to the festivities. More info!

May 9, 7:00pm

The Jolly Beggars

The Jolly Beggars will return to the Keeney Ballroom (200 Main Street, Wethersfield) as part of the society’s 19th Century Wethersfield Cultural Series. More info!

May 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Beginner Drawing with Nick Frasco

In this 4 week class students will learn the fundamentals of drawing using basic shapes, objects, and spheres. More info!

May 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Beginner Watercolor with Nick Frasco

In this 4 week class students will learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including how watercolor works, how to control the medium, and diluting color for transparency. More info!

May 13, 6:30am

Bird Walk

Join Jay Kaplan from Roaring Brook Nature Center for his annual bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery. More info!

May 13, 11:30am and 2:00pm

A Mother's Day Tea

Meet your friends and neighbors for a traditional afternoon tea filled with lovely conversation in a unique historic setting. Experience the second-floor apartment of the Hurlbut-Dunham house, not usually open to the public. More info!

May 15, 10:30am

Keane Foundation/UNICO Golf Outing

Join the Keane Foundation and UNICO for their popular Golf Outing on Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Wethersfield Country Club. More info!

May 16, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Book Creation with Gay Ayers

Learn how to fold them, make covers, stitching inserts, and have these creative endeavors for yourself, journals, or gifts. Bring lunch and a good pair of scissors. Space is limited to 10 participants. More info!

May 17, 10:00am 

Discover Cedar Hill

Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia, an Academy-award winning actress, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice on this walking tour of the historic cemetery. More info!

May 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Quilts That Make My Heart Sing

Enjoy this intimate journey through internationally recognized quilt/fiber artist Ed Johnetta's work as she shares her influences and stories behind her stunning soulful creations. The presentation begins at 6:30pm and will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6:00pm. More info!

May 20, 10:00am

Civil War POWs

Evelyn Bollert leads visitors on a tour of the final resting places of prisoners of the Civil War and tells their stories of bravery, resilience, and heartbreak. More info!

May 20, 11:00am

19th Century Base Ball

See CT Liberty vs Brooklyn Atlantics in a doubleheader at the Cove Park, 220 Hartford Ave.

May 21, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Spring Car Show

The Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce presents Annual Spring Car Show at the Samuel B. Webb School, 51 Willow Street. Look for Raffles, music, vendors, and more. More info!

May 27, 9:00am

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Memorial Day Parade in Old Wethersfield and Memorial Day Ceremony immediately following in the Village Cemetery. More info!

May 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Heritage Weekend/History Day for the Families

Join Wethersfield Historical Society, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, and the Town of Wethersfield for 2023’s Heritage Weekend. Come see Memorial Day Parade, Captain Sal Tarantino and Wethersfield’s own Second Continental Light Dragoons, Revolutionary War cannons, 18th century crafters, War re-enactors, war encampment, with Hurlbut-Dunham House and Cove Warehouse open to the public. More info!

May 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Revolutionary War Encampment

Join Webb-Deane-Stevens for a day of free family fun, including reenactments from the 5th Connecticut Regiment, cooking and marching demonstrations, period music, vendors, and more. Plus, General George Washington will make an appearance, accompanied by a very special guest. More info!

May 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Heirloom Market Spring Festival

There will be dozens of local vendors, great food and drink including a beer tent for adults, live music, a plant sale and more. More info!


3rd Annual Bicycles on Main

9th Annual Heritage Weekend

13th Annual Historic Wethersfield Photo Contest

2023 Town Guide and Calendar

Bike or Walk Wethersfield

Cedar Hill Foundation 2023 Program Schedule

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

Explore Wethersfield's Historic and Cultural District

Heritage Walk

Heritage Way Bike Route Designated a CT Greenway

New YouTube post, "The Taste of Wethersfield"

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

Registration for Summer Youth Art Program Now Open

The Great Elm

Village Improvement Association Looking for New Members

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

Wethersfield Farmers' Market

Wethersfield Fireworks are back!

Wethersfield Historical Society Announces Campaign to Restore Hurlbut-Dunham House

Where to Eat, Help Support Wethersfield Restaurants

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

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