Historical Societies

Aspinock Historical Society

208 School Street Putnam
, CT
860 963 0092

The official historical society of the town of Putnam.

Brooklyn Historical Society Museum

25 Canterbury Road
, CT
860 774 7728

A museum featuring the permanent exhibits of the General Putnam Gallery: “Israel Putnam: Facets of a Hero,” the story of the life of the Revolutionary War general and “General Israel Putnam Remembered,” the story of the equestrian statue that honors him.

Canterbury Historical Society

11 North Canterbury Road
, CT
860 546 9346

Canterbury historical society

Colchester Historical Society

24 Linwood Avenue
P.O. Box 13
, CT
860 537 3588

Features 18th and 19th century regional artifacts and exhibits. The museum is open on Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 pm. Closed during February and March.

Coventry Historical Society

P.O. Box 534
, CT
860 742 1419

The Strong-Porter Museum is a small country museum that houses the Society's Archives. Visitors can see a country farmhouse that was once home to twenty-one people, and several outbuildings, including a 19th century privy.

East Lyme Historical Society

228 West Main Street
, CT
860 739 6070

Thomas Lee House, Little Boston School House, Barn with Period Store, and Exhibits.

Eastford Historical Society

26 Pilfershire Road
, CT

The official historical society of the town of Eastford.

Griswold Historical Society Museum

26 Main Street
, CT
860 376 4577

This museum contains a cross-section of 19th- and 20th-century artifacts, featuring the exhibits Grandmas Kitchen, Grandpas Workshop, and Mamas Sewing Room as well as changing special displays.

Lebanon Historical Society Museum & Visitor Center

856 Trumbull Highway
, CT
860 642 6579
860 642 6584 fax

Explore Lebanon's rich history at this modern museum & visitor's center. Changing exhibitions, genealogy & research library, children's hands-on history room & visitors services. 24 hr visitors center outdoor kiosk. Open year round. Wed-Sat 12 to 4pm and by appointment. Free

Ledyard Historical Society

P.O. Box 411
, CT

The official historical society of the town of Ledyard.

Lisbon Historical Society

1 Newent Road
, CT

The John Bishop Museum: a 1912 farmhouse on the Connecticut resister, is open Saturdays during June/July and August from 10 AM to 2 PM, and for special events.

Mansfield Historical Society Museum

954 Storrs Road
Route 195
, CT
860 429 6575

The museum features changing exhibits of furnishings, costumes, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Mansfield history and an extensive library. Housed in former town office building and adjacent 1843 Town Hall.
Mystic River Historical Society

Mystic River Historical Society

75 High Street
, CT
860 536 4779

The Mystic River Historical Society founded in 1973 houses an ever-growing collection of Mystic-related historical books, maps, photographs, and other documents and artifacts contributed by the community since its inception.
New London County Historical Society

New London County Historical Society

11 Blinman Street
Shaw Mansion
, CT
860 443 1209
860 443 1209 fax

The NLCHS, founded in 1870, is housed in the historic Shaw Mansion in New London. Housing an unmatched collection of genealogy material, New London history, whaling history, manuscripts, artifacts, and a newspaper collection dating back to 1753.

Noank Historical Society Museum

17 Sylvan Street
, CT
860 536 3021

Memorabilia of Noank with news clippings, photos, and displays of artifacts, maritime interests, industry and art colony. Laham-Chester Store Museum special exhibitions 108 Main Street. Historic site

North Stonington Historical Society

1 Wyassup Rd
, CT
860 535 9448

The Society was founded in 1970 to perpetuate the history of the Town and to preserve manuscript material and relics. The Society maintains the Stephen Main Homestead (1781) as its Headquarters, home of the A. Morgan Stewart Memorial Library.

Pomfret Historical Society

P.O. Box 152
, CT

Official Historical Society of the town of Pomfret.

The Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society Inc.

196 Main Street
, CT
860 779 7250

Highlights of our research center are Vital Records & Histories of CT, ME, MA, NH, VT, RI, & NY; Extensive collection of French-Canadian Marriage Records; Church & Cemetery Records; Census indexes & more. State of Connecticut registered.

Thompson Historical Society

Rte 193
, CT
860 923 9661

Thompson Historical Society and Museum is located in the Ellen Larned Memorial Budiling, located on the historic Thompson Common.

Waterford Historical Society

Route 156 & Avery Lane
, CT

18th & 19th century buildings, horse-drawn vehicles, early farm implements, and Colonial herb garden.