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P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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1944 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033


Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy

Our objective is to educate through the preservation and promotion of Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy by preserving, owning, maintaining and operating multiple historic properties, holding public events, providing education and other services, publishing regular newsletters and columns in the Citizen, holding membership events, and consistently updating and improving exhibits and facilities. 

Support for our work comes primarily from members, business sponsors, foundations and the State and Town.​
We maintain historical properties, operate a museum and hold educational and promotional events. We continuously accept new members.

Throughout this website, you can learn a lot about Glastonbury's history, see the schedule of our exciting events, and look at examples of the merchandise we have in our museum store. 

We are the Connecticut town with the largest inventory of Colonial homes

Our video has an important message from
Jim Bennett, Executive Director
Click here to see some of the selections, including books and t-shirts, at our museum store.
You can make your next special event part of Glastonbury's history! Click here to find out how to rent one of our historic properties.
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WSW House

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Photo Reproductions
Flicks at the Shed
Friday, August 26th
(rain date Saturday, August 27th)
Sundown (approx. 9pm)
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

The third annual "Flicks at the Shed" outdoor movie night will take attendees to the sultry South Pacific with Tiki torches, little grass shacks, and a showing of the "Road to Bali"​ (1952) staring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour.

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Annual Farm Day
Sunday, September 18th
​1:00am - 3:00pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

HSG annually gives back to the town with this FREE family event attended by thousands.  his fun-filled family day includes intriguing historic trade demonstrations, a petting zooo,,hands on activities,games and music.

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Tag Sale in the 
Tobacco Shed
Friday, September 30th -Sunday, October 2nd
8:00am -2:00pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Tag sale and consignment sale. Rain or Shine.  
Free admission all three days.  
$10 admission to Friday 7am early bird viewing.