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P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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1944 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033


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
Upcoming Events
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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Annual Farm Day 
Saturday, September 16th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

HSG annually gives back to the town with this FREE family event attended by thousands
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Farm to Table 
Dinner and a Movie
Saturday, August 25th
6:00 pm
Killam & Bassette Homestead
South Glastonbury

Pig Roast and seasonal veggies prepared by farm chef
 in conjunction with a wine tasting (from Southside Wine and Spirit Shoppe) followed by a
Tobacco farming presentation
and a showing of Parrish, a film taking place in the tobacco
fields of 1960s Connecticut

$85 per person. Reservations required. Call 860.633.6890
Archaeology Day(s)
August 13th and 14th
10:00 am -3:00 pm
South Glastonbury

You are invited to be an archaeologist for a day! Dig with CT State Archaeologist Brian Jones and FOSA. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required. Students $10, adults $25.

To register contact Diane Hoover at 
or call 860-633-6890