Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy
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.
We are proud to welcome the art images of Glastonbury resident, Don Nedd - "Hartford Landmarks." Exhibit is free and open to the public. Special reception Sunday, April 22nd. Click link above for details.
Journey through 325 years of Glastonbury history. Narrated bus tour will start at the Riverside Community Center on Welles Street.No walking is involved. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 each. To reserve your seat, please call 860-633-6890.
Watch &/or become involved in activities that consumed our colonial ancestors’ day: cooking, spinning, weaving, quilting, washing clothes & other daily chores. View colonial tools & try your hand at rope making. Native American technology will also be demonstrated. Watch flint napping & try your skill at spear throwing using a prehistoric atladl. Admission: $5.00.