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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
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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Connecticut Made
Tuesday, March 27th
 7:30 pm
First Church Congregational
2183 Main Street

Presented by Cynthia Parzych. Light refreshments will be served. This is the second of four FREE presentations open to the public which the HSG sponsors throughout the year.
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Supper at the Welles Tavern
Saturday, March 24th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street (Route 17)
South Glastonbury

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Welles Tavern Night at Welles-Shipman-Ward House 
to bring back Colonial Times
‘Tis the year 1796. Step into Joseph Welles’ taproom as a resident of Glastenbury. See who else visits tonight and hear what tales they may share. Partake of our victuals from 18th century “receipts”. Reservations required. $40.00
 Maple Sugar Madness
Sunday, March 18th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
date postponed to snow date
See how maple syrup is made from the sap of the maples on our homelot. Sample last year’s stock. Tour the House and barns.
 HSG members free, all others $5 admission. Snow date - March 18th.