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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
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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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Connecticut Open House Day
Saturday, June 9th
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum on the Green
1944 Main Street

The museum being open this Saturday is part of CT Office of Tourism's annual one-day statewide event designed to showcase CT’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism. This is a great way for residents to discover or rediscover all that is happening in Glastonbury and throughout the state.
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Militia Day
Sunday, June 3rd
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street

All men (and women) between the ages of 16 and 65 are summoned to drill in preparation for attack! Step back in time to watch as a battle unfolds before your eyes. House and Barn tours, cooking demonstration. 
Admission: $5.00 per person.
Speaker Meeting
Tuesday, May 22nd 
7:30 pm 
First Congregational Church 
2183 Main Street

Program: New Discovery’s Stemming from The Hollister/Gilbert Dig S. Glastonbury
Presenter: Dr. Brian Jones
CT State Archaeologist

This presentation is the third of four free presentations open to the public which HSG sponsors throughout the year.