Celebrating the Origin of Santa and Three Centuries of Christmas at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield.

12/20/13

Celebrating the Origin of Santa and Three Centuries of Christmas at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield.

      The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield has a knack for bringing history to life, and Christmas is a perfect time to exhibit its talents. The museum’s three period homes are currently decked in holiday splendor with doors open for tours through Jan. 6.       According to Julie Winkel, part of the museum’s creative team headed by executive director Charles T. Lyle, this year’s holiday display was inspired by renowned artist Thomas Nast’s images of a “modern-day” friendly Santa who traveled by sleigh propelled by eight flying reindeer. “When Clement Moore penned the words, ‘Twas the night before Christmas…’ in 1822,'  he could not have imagined the...

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Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square

12/02/13

Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square

There's more to Wooster Square than just world-class pizza.

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JFK at Choate: A Lasting Legacy 50 Years After Assassination

11/18/13

JFK at Choate: A Lasting Legacy 50 Years After Assassination

Although it's been 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and more than 75 since the 35th President of the United States attended Wallingford's Choate Rosemary Hall, his presence is still felt on campus.

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Thomas J. Craughwell Discusses the Odd Plot to Steal Lincoln's Body

11/12/13

Thomas J. Craughwell Discusses the Odd Plot to Steal Lincoln's Body

Bethel author Thomas J. Craughwell discusses one of the lesser-known and unusual incidents in U.S. presidential history: the failed plot to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln.

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Hitchcock Furniture Tradition Alive and Well; New Wilton Design Showroom

11/08/13

Hitchcock Furniture Tradition Alive and Well; New Wilton Design Showroom

A new showroom on Route 7 in Wilton features pieces made by two historic New England furniture makers, The Hitchcock Chair Co., Ltd. and Eldred Wheeler.

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