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Or mail us at P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033                                                                            Contact us by phone at: 860-633-6890

Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy


Our Mission:
The Historical Society of Glastonbury promotes community activity and interest in Glastonbury’s heritage through publications, exhibits and programs and acquires, maintains and preserves historical properties and materials for education and research.

We are the Connecticut town with the largest inventory of Colonial homes

Upcoming Events

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​Archaeology Day
August 19 and/or August 20
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

You are invited to be an archaeologist for a day! Join the State Archaeologist and members of FOSA at an authentic dig! Ages 12 and up. Reservations required. Students $10, adults $25.  

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Farm Day
Sunday, September 15th
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Welles-Shipman-Ward House 
972 Main Street South Glastonbury 

HSG annually gives back to the town with this FREE family event!  Celebrate Glastonbury’s rich agricultural history with this fun-filled, family-oriented day including intriguing colonial-era trade demonstrations, games and crafts.

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Annual Tag Sale
​Fri., Sept 27th to Sun, Sept 29th
8:00 am - 2:00 pm (Friday early bird special 7am - $10)


Tobacco Shed at the Welles-Shipman Ward House 
South Glastonbury 

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

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Beer and Bread Demonstration​
​October 20, 2019 
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Welles Shipman Ward House
South Glastonbury
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High Tea​

Sunday, July 14, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Museum on the Green

Be a guest of "Mrs. Ward" as she hosts a high tea. Lady Georgina Hemingway of London will provide a short history of "high tea" and guide you through proper etiquette as you partake of traditional high tea treats.
Tea will be held at the Museum on the Green. 

 Reservations Required     
Contact the Museum at 860-633-6890
$25 per person
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The Historical Society of Glastonbury