The Webb Deane Stevens Museum is a historic house museum located in Wethersfield, Connecticut. The museum is housed in a colonial-style mansion that was built in 1752 for Joseph Webb, a Continental Army officer, and his family. The mansion was later home to Nathaniel Stevens, a prominent merchant and politician, and his family. The museum’s collection includes artifacts, documents, and other materials related to the history of Wethersfield and the surrounding region, including its indigenous peoples, colonial period, and statehood.
Visitors to the Webb Deane Stevens Museum can explore exhibits on the mansion’s history and the history of Wethersfield, including the Native American cultures that inhabited the region before European colonization. The museum also has exhibits on the town’s role in the Revolutionary War, including artifacts from the time period and information about Wethersfield’s contributions to the war effort. Other exhibits focus on the town’s industrial history, including its role in the production of textiles and other products. The museum also has exhibits on Wethersfield’s cultural heritage, including its art, literature, and music.
In addition to its exhibits, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum also offers educational programs and events for visitors of all ages. These programs may include lectures, workshops, and other activities that provide more in-depth information about the museum’s collections and the history of Wethersfield and the surrounding region.