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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 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
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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"Rails to Whales" Art Exhibit
Sunday. April 23rd
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum on the Green

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. 
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A Step Back in Time: A Journey to a Day in Colonial Living
Sunday, April 23rd
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

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
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Spring Lamb and  Sparrow Grass
Sunday. May 7th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Help prepare an elegant spring meal cooked on our 1755 hearth. Join us for this one time only experience and delight your palate. Reservations required. $75.00 per person.