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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 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

Upcoming Events
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​   Colonial Cooking and Playtime for Children

Tuesday, April 16th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Welles Shipman Ward House
South Glastonbury

Unplug your kids this April vacation for a unique and fun day in South Glastonbury. Bring them to a hands-on cooking class to prepare and enjoy an authentic colonial meal. Children ages 8-14 are invited to experience life as a colonial child, cooking over the coals of the state’s largest colonial hearth.  The children will also get to play Colonial games, including walking around on stilts!

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A Step Back In Time: A Journey To A Day In Colonial Living

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles- Shipman-Ward House  South Glastonbury

Enjoy demonstrations of cooking, spinning, weaving, and other daily chores.  Native American technology will also be demonstrated. Watch flint knapping & try your skill at using a prehistoric atlatl. 
Glastonbury Partners in Planting will prepare the kitchen garden filled with herbs plants used as medicine for the family. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in and help with the planting.
Admission: $5.00.

The Historical Society of Glastonbury