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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 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.

Support for our work comes primarily from members, business sponsors, foundations and the State and Town.​
We operate a museum and hold educational and promotional events. We continuously accept new members.​

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

Upcoming Events
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A Step Back In Time: A Journey To A Day In Colonial Living

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles- Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street
 South Glastonbury

Enjoy demonstrations of cooking, spinning, weaving, and other daily chores.  Native American technology will also be demonstrated. Watch flint knapping & try your skill at using a prehistoric atlatl. 
Glastonbury Partners in Planting will prepare the kitchen garden filled with herbs plants used as medicine for the family. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in and help with the planting.
Admission: $5.00.

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Militia Day

June 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles- Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street 
South Glastonbury 

All residents between the ages of 16 and 60 are summoned to drill in preparation for attack! Witness the militia prepare and fire their arms and cannon. Learn from the Doctor about battlefield medicine. There will be house and barn tours and cooking demonstrations.


Admission: $5.00 per person.

The Historical Society of Glastonbury