John Fonfara

State Senator

John Fonfara

Deputy President Pro Tempore

February 2, 2017

Funding for Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

photo of Senator Fonfara.

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. (February 2, 2017)

The State Bond Commission 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.

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.