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Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy


Our Mission:
The Historical Society of Glastonbury promotes community activity and interest in Glastonbury’s heritage through publications, exhibits and programs and acquires, maintains and preserves 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 operate a museum and hold educational and promotional events. We continuously accept new members.​

We are the Connecticut town with the largest inventory of Colonial homes

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Militia Day

June 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles- Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street 
South Glastonbury 

All residents between the ages of 16 and 60 are summoned to drill in preparation for attack! Witness the militia prepare and fire their arms and cannon. Learn from the Doctor about battlefield medicine. There will be house and barn tours and cooking demonstrations.


Admission: $5.00 per person.

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Tea and Tonics 
Under The Tree

 June 15th, 2019 
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Welles-Shipman-Ward House 
972 Main Street South Glastonbury

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. $10.00​









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The Historical Society of Glastonbury
An Afternoon with Spirit
Sunday May 26
 2:00 - 4:15 p.m

Welles-Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street, South Glastonbury


Join historian, author, and spirit medium Courtney McInvale Reardon at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House for a special gallery reading where she will pass on messages from loved ones who are in spirit. Proceeds will benefit a local charity, the Linda Clemens & Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation. 

This is not an official HSG event, however we are happy to support fellow non-profits and host this unique event.


Tickets can be purchased here: 
bit.ly/AnAfternoonWithSpiritGlastonbury



For more information, contact Courtney at: courtney@seasideshadows.com 
or 860-754-8923