Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy
Our objective is to educate through the preservation and promotion of Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy by preserving, owning, maintaining and operating multiple historic properties, holding public events, providing education and other services, publishing regular newsletters and columns in the Citizen, holding membership events, and consistently updating and improving exhibits and facilities.
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 announce that this year’s featured exhibit is Don Sineti and Ken Robert’s "Rails to Whales."
The exhibit will be featured for six days, during regular museum hours, over the course of two weeks beginning Monday, April 24th and ending Thursday, May 4th. The Museum hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be a special celebratory reception on Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Museum on the Green. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
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