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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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Yearly Local Artist at the Musuem
Sunday, April 22nd to Saturday, April 28th
1944 Main Street

We are proud to welcome the art images of Glastonbury resident, Don Nedd - "Hartford Landmarks."  Exhibit is free and open to the public. Special reception Sunday, April 22nd.  Click link above for details.
  Click here to become a member or donate below.
Historic Glastonbur's 325th Anniversary Bus Tour
Sunday, May 20th
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Journey through 325 years of Glastonbury history. Narrated bus tour will start at the Riverside Community Center on Welles Street.No walking is involved. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 each.  To reserve your seat, please call 860-633-6890.
A Step Back in Time: A Journey to a Day in Colonial Living
Sunday, May 6th 
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Watch &/or become involved in activities that consumed our colonial ancestors’ day: cooking, spinning, weaving, quilting, washing clothes & other daily chores. View colonial tools & try your hand at rope making. Native American technology will also be demonstrated. Watch flint napping & try your skill at spear throwing using a prehistoric atladl. Admission: $5.00.