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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 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
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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Welles-Shipman-Ward House Springtime Garden Day
Sunday. May 21st
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

It is time to plant the vegetables that will nourish the family through the coming year. Glastonbury Partners In Planting will prepare the kitchen garden and visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in! Admission: $5.00
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Tea and Tonics Under the Maple Tree
Thursday, June 15th
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Tour the house & herbal garden. Then enjoy tea & cookies under the maple tree as colonial housewife, Rebekah, discusses colonial medicine & the use of these herbs to heal her family. Reservations required. $5.00
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New Discoveries at the Hollister Dig Site in South Glastonbury
Tuesday. May 23rd
7:30pm
First Church Congregational
2183 Main St, Glastonbury

Presented by: Professor Brian Jones, Connecticut's State Archaeologist.  This presentation is FREE and open to the public.
CT Open House Day
Saturday, June 10th
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Museum on the Green

Free admission to the museum is part of CT Office of Tourisms’ (a division of the Department of Economic & Community Development) annual one-day statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut’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.