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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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Thanksgiving is Here!
Sunday, November 19th
12:00 am to 3:00pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

 Come join us to enjoy “The One Day Above All Others:  
A New England Thanksgiving.” For the people of colonial New England, the most exciting holiday of the year was Thanksgiving.
Admission $5.00
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Holiday Reception
Sunday, December 3rd
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Museum on the Green

 Light refreshments will be served and the museum will be decorated for the season. All the decor throughout the museum is for sale and has been donated by members and friends of the Society. Those who attend the reception will get first pick of sale items. The sale will continue for the following week during regular museum hours.
 Maple Sugar Madness
Sunday, March 11th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

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.