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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 shall promote community activity and interest in Glastonbury’s heritage through publications, exhibits and programs and shall acquire, maintain and preserve 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 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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Annual Farm Day
Sunday, September 17th
1:00 pm to 5:00pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

HSG annually gives back to the town with this FREE family event attended by hundreds.  historic trade demonstrations such as weaving, dress making, a cobbler at work fashioning shoes and other colonial crafts. Yes! You can participate!
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Dinner Lecture Series
Sunday, September 24th
Tour home & grounds/Social Hour: 4 pm - 5pm 
Dinner & speakers: 5pm – 6:30pm
Dinner Lecture will be at the home of Sarah & Jack Lavallette, 94 High St., known as the Charles Strunz House (1899). The speaker will be Sarah Pettingell whose family once owned the home. 

Reservation(s) Required.
Seating is Limited.
Price of each reservation is $60 per person. 
Call the Historical Society to make reservations 860.633.6890
5th Annual Tag Sale in the Tobacco Shed
Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 29th, 30th and October 1st
8:00am to 2:00pm 
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

The event is rain or shine. Admission is free.  Early bird special Friday 7am- admission $10.  Special feature this year - Horse Drawn Wagons.