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P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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1944 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033

860-633-6890

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
HAPPENING SOON
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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Dinner in Jerusha's Kitchen
Sunday, October 16th
11:00am - 4:00p
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Travel back in time and help prepare dinner from 18th century "receipts", then enjoy it with Glastenbury cyder and new friends. Reservations required. $55.00 per person.
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Connecticut State Historian Walter W. Woodward
Tuesday, October 25th
​7:30pam
First Church Congregational, Main St, Glastonbury

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. Parking is in the rear of the Church. Come in the bottom rear door or the side door facing the driveway.
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
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.