Exhibition - The Story Beneath Our Feet: Pyquag and “Weathersfield”

May 17 - October 30

This exciting new exhibition explores the earliest years of Wethersfield’s history through the lens of 17th century archaeological evidence uncovered on the Museum’s property in 2017. A well-preserved cache of household and trade items from what had been the Clement Chaplin household sheds light on the experiences of Wethersfield’s first settlers. Discovery of the footprint of a “palisade” – or defensive wall – on the site testifies to the uneasy relationship between settlers and Native Americans, who called the area Pyquag or “clear open land.” Visitors will be afforded a glimpse of life from when Wethersfield was truly on the frontier of a new land. Exhibitions are included in price of museum admission (which includes house tours).


Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
United States



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