Learn About America’s First Modern Woman

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The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield will host a free presentation on the life of Abigail Adams by her husband, John Adams, portrayed by actor and historical reenactor George Baker. The event is scheduled for Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum consists of three authentically restored 18th-century homes that bring 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 a delegate to the Continental Congress and 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 fascinating children’s exhibit.

For more information, visit www.webb-deane-stevens.org.

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