Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

For a quintessential colonial experience, visit the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and its historic houses. Each house, furnished with original and later possessions, offers a fascinating look at the different people and ways of life in colonial Connecticut including slaves, Puritans, and middle class families. The Webb House also served as George Washington's headquarters in May, 1781. Tours are offered of the three main houses; visits can also be arranged to the nearby Wethersfield Burying Ground and the Buttolph/Williams House. Educational programs explore colonial life and customs, and combine exhibits in the houses with hands-on historical activities.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

School

Students can learn what life was like in the 18th and early-19th centuries with hands-on history programs. Topics include colonial history, chores, crafts, cooking, medicine, slavery, textile production, and trades. The Webb and Deane Houses can teach students about the American Revolution, George Washington, murals depicting war scenes, tour slaves' quarters. Students can also learn about food preparation, try churning butter, see a spinning wheel and loom in action, and learn about early textiles and colonial clothing. In the Stevens house, students can learn about early American tradesmen and the craft of tin punching, and what life was like for 19th-century children including games, toys, and classroom lessons. Programs are also available at the Wethersfield Burying Ground and the 18th-century meetinghouse; younger students can learn how animals were valued in colonial times for their products. Programs occur in different houses, but most groups schedule three or four programs for their visit. Individual tours of houses can be arranged to meet the needs of high school-aged groups; some specialized topics include architecture, witchcraft, France and the American Revolution, health and medicine, and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
American Revolution, animals, colonial history, cooking, crafts, industry, slavery, witch trials

contact info
Name: Cynthia Riccio
Phone: 860-529-0612 ext. 12.
Email: criccio@webb-deane-stevens.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

For a quintessential colonial experience, visit the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and its historic houses. Each house, furnished with original and later possessions, offers a fascinating look at the different people and ways of life in colonial Connecticut including slaves, Puritans, and middle class families. The Webb House also served as George Washington's headquarters in May, 1781. Tours are offered of the three main houses; visits can also be arranged to the nearby Wethersfield Burying Ground and the Buttolph/Williams House. Educational programs explore colonial life and customs, and combine exhibits in the houses with hands-on historical activities.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Camp

Campers can tour three 18th-century colonial houses where they will marvel at architecture and furnishings. Programs at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum allow campers to learn about colonial cooking, textiles, medicine, and more. Examples of program activities include hosting a tea party, examining early textiles, playing traditional West African games, trying American crafts, and more. Visits can also be arranged to the Colonial Revival Garden, where groups can find plants that existed in the Colonial era; the ca. 1711 Buttolph/Williams House, which served as the setting for Elizabeth Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond; and the Ancient Burying Ground.

topics covered:
American Revolution, animals, colonial history, cooking, crafts, industry

contact info
Name: Cynthia Riccio
Phone: 860-529-0612 ext. 12.
Email: criccio@webb-deane-stevens.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

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