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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 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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18th 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. Kick off Glastonbury’s 325th anniversary by celebrating Glastonbury’s rich agricultural history.  This fun-filled, family-oriented day includes intriguing colonial-era trade demonstrations, games, crafts and a petting zoo.
Click here to become a member, renew your membership or donate.
Bread and Beer Demonstration
Sunday, October 14th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Staples of their society then; staples of our society now, join us for a demonstration and history lesson of colonial bread making and beer brewing. There will be fresh samples to enjoy. Admissions is $5 per person.
Tag Sale in the Tobacco Shed
September 28th, 29th, 30th
8:00 am -2:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Tag sale and consignment sale. Rain or Shine. Free admission all three days. $10 admission to Friday 7:00 am early bird viewing. All proceeds benefit HSG Preservation and Education Projects.