Funding for Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

February 2, 2017

The state is sending a $1.7 million grant for the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield. The funding will be used to construct a new education and visitor center, which will provide education, exhibition and meeting space.

The bonding will ensure the project’s completion, supplementing the $6 million in funding secured by the museum.

The new center will allow the museum to remain open year-round. Currently, the museum closes for three months each year because of a lack of heated spaces to hold programming.

The museum manages four historic 18th century homes which are open to the public for tours.