Funding for Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

February 2, 2017

Sen. John Fonfara, Rep. Russ Morin, and Governor Malloy with Charles Lyle, Executive Director of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum; Judy Rowley, member of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Board and Chairman of the Building Committee; and Lee Kuckro, member of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Board and the Building Committee, after the Bond Commission meeting.

I'm pleased that the State Bond Commission has approved 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.

I have supported this project as an opportunity to both expand educational programming at the museum and draw more visitors to Wethersfield’s historic district. The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is a unique attraction for those interested in Connecticut’s history.

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.

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