Wendy Mawhinney is passionate about history. She has been a part of numerous historical groups over the years and has now landed as a volunteer with Essex Historical Society, Essex Garden Club, Governor Trumbull House Mansion (through her work with Daughters of the American Revolution), and the Pratt House. She has a love for history and a passion for Colonial life that led her to update the docent document at the Pratt House. She filled the new 13-page document with well-researched facts about the Essex area, the Pratt House itself, and 18th- and 19thcentury history. She thoroughly enjoys teaching children and adults about the past and can often be found dressed in Colonial attire. Wendy lives in what is known in town as “Long Yellow House,” a 1776 antique gem located right next to the Essex Historical Society.