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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House To Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

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Here’s a wonderful opportunity for a family day trip to introduce your children to a bit of history! While you’re visiting, take in the local charm of Old Wethersfield’s antique shoppes, restaurants, bistros, the Town Green, the serene boats in the Wethersfield Cove!

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Buttolph-Williams House To Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day June 13

Festivities Designed to Build Awareness of State’s Cultural and Tourism Assets Among Residents
[Wethersfield, Conn., April 27, 2009] – The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield today announced plans to participate in the Fifth Annual Connecticut Open House Day — a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism — on June 13, 2009.

During this one-day event, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, along with approximately 250 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, will open its doors to visitors. The first floor of the Deane House will be open from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., the first floor of the Stevens House will be open from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and the first floor of the Webb House will be open from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Also, the first floor of the Buttolph-Williams House will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Connecticut residents and their guests receive free admission to each house during the times listed above. Visitors should check in at the Webb House gift shop.

This exciting statewide event, sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT), is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional cultural and tourism assets and encourage them to become ambassadors who share their newfound discoveries with visiting family and friends.

To qualify for any Open House Day special, at least one person in each visiting group must show a valid Connecticut driver’s license. Connecticut Open House Day also includes opportunities to become a Connecticut Ambassador as part of CCT’s Ambassador Program, an ongoing initiative designed to cultivate pride among residents in the state’s many diverse historic, arts, tourism and entertainment treasures. For more information about Connecticut Open House Day, visit www.CTvisit.com or call 1-888-CTvisit.

About the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the museum, which consists of three authentically restored 18th-century homes, brings Wethersfield’s rich history to life, from the American Revolution to the early 20th century. The museum includes the 1752 Joseph Webb House, which served as George Washington’s Revolutionary War headquarters in May 1781, when he met with French General le Comte de Rochambeau; the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for America’s first diplomat to France; and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House, which depicts life in the 18th and 19th centuries through original family objects and includes a new display of early American toys and a restored bedroom that would have been able to accommodate all five children that lived in the house.

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, located at 211 Main St., Wethersfield, is open daily – with the exception of Tuesday – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May through October, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 1 through April 30. Three-house tours cost $8 for adults and $4 for students and children ages 5 to 18. The museum also offers a variety of classes for school and community groups. For information about current exhibits, upcoming events or Museum School classes, call (860) 529-0612 or Visit www.webb-deane-stevens.org

Cindi is the author of various blogs at Moomettesgram’s Musings for WAHM tips, Moomette’s Magnificents Reviews, or Mama Mentor for personal musings and observations of a Baby Boomer Wife, Mom & Grandmother from New England. She is also the Editor of 50-Something Moms at Type-A Mom.

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