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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 Mission:
The Historical Society of Glastonbury promotes community activity and interest in Glastonbury’s heritage through publications, exhibits and programs and acquires, maintains and preserves historical properties and materials for education and research.

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

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

Upcoming Events
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Membership Meeting
Tuesday March 26th
7:30 pm
First Church, Glastonbury
2183 Main Street

Program : Statues, Boulders and Monolths: The World War One Memorials of Connecticut

Richard Franklin Donohue will share stories and display images of the more than 225 World War I monuments placed in CT towns.  


Colonial Cooking and Playtime for Children

Tuesday, April 16th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Welles Shipman Ward House
South Glastonbury

Unplug your kids this April vacation for a unique and fun day in South Glastonbury. Bring them to a hands-on cooking class to prepare and enjoy an authentic colonial meal. Children ages 8-14 are invited to experience life as a colonial child, cooking over the coals of the state’s largest colonial hearth.  The children will also get to play Colonial games, including walking around on stilts!
The Historical Society of Glastonbury