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The Historical Society of Glastonbury's Current Calendar

The Welles-Shipman-Ward House of The Glastonbury Historical Society
Welcome to The Glastonbury Historical Society - Museum on Main Street
The Museum on the Green is Open
 the Third Sunday of Every Month 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
along with every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Welles-Shipman-Ward House
and Property is open for special events listed below
and every Tuesday throughout the summer

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DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
DESCRIPTION
Free admission to the museum is part of CT Office of Tourisms’ (a division of the Department of Economic & Community Development) annual one-day statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism. This is a great way for residents to discover or rediscover all that is happening in Glastonbury and throughout the state.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
12:00 pm -
4:00 pm
CT OPEN
HOUSE DAY
 ​June 4, 2017 
12:00 pm -
4:00 pm
MILITIA DAY
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
All men between the ages of 16 and 60 are summoned to drill in preparation for attack! Step back in time to watch as a battle unfolds before your eyes. House and Barn tours, cooking demonstration. 
Admission: $5.00 per person.
Monday, August 21, 2017
10:00 am -
3:00 pm
ARCHAEOLOGY DAY
South Glastonbury
You are invited to be an archaeologist for a day!  Dig with CT State Archaeologist Brian Jones and FOSA. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required. Students $15, adults $20.
Sunday,
September
17, 2017
1:00 pm -
5:00 pm
ANNUAL FARM  DAY
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
HSG annually gives back to the town with this FREE family event attended by thousands.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 

4 pm - 5 pm Tour of the home & grounds/social hour

5 pm – 6:30 pm dinner & speakers 
DINNER LECTURE

at the home of Sarah & Jack Lavallette, 94 
High St., known as the Charles Strunz House (1899)
Reservation(s) Required for the Dinner Lecture Series.
Seating is Limited.
Price of each reservation is $60 per person. 
Please call the Historical Society to make reservations 860.633.6890
8:00 am -
2:00 pm

(Friday early bird special 7am - $10)
TAG SALE
Tobacco Shed at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
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
Sunday,
October 15,
2017
11:00 am -
4:00 pm
DINNER IN JERUSHA'S KITCHEN
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
Help prepare dinner from 18th century "receipts", then enjoy it with Glastenbury cyder and new friends. Reservations required. $55.00
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 pm -
9:00 pm
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
W/ SPEAKER
First Church
Congregational

2183 Main St.
Glastonbury
The Cost of Battles Not Fought: War and Rumors of 
War in Early New England

Presented by: State of Connecticut Historian Walter W. Woodward
Sunday,
November 19,
2017
THANKSGIVING IS HERE!
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
The harvest is in, the house has been made ready. We are ready for the biggest holiday of the year. Admission: $5.00
12:00 pm -
3:00 pm

December  2016 TBD
1:00 pm -
4:00 pm
MEMBER HOLIDAY RECEPTION
Museum on the
Green

1944 Main Street
Glastonbury

2017 TBD
9:00 am -
4:00 pm


2:00pm - 6:00pm
CHRISTMAS
SALE
Museum on the
Green

1944 Main Street
Glastonbury
The special Christmas items donated to HSG for sale at the Museum will be available for purchase.
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 2017 TBD 

Movie begins at sunset - 8:00pm
FLICKS AT THE SHED
Tobacco Shed 
at 
The Welles-ShipmanWard House
972 Main Street 
Glastonbury
Movie TBD


2018
2:00 pm - 6:00pm
HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR
Museum on the Green

1944 Main Street
Glastonbury


​Christmas in Glastonbury - Tour ten homes on Glastonbury's Old Main Street all decorated to reflect the elegance of Christmas past. Walk or drive - all sites are located along a stretch of less than a mile.  Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of event.
Sunday,
March 12,
2017
(Snow Date March 19)
1:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
MAPLE SUGAR MADNESS
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
Tuesday,
January 24,
2017
7:30 pm -
9:00 pm
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
W/ SPEAKER
First Church
Congregational

2183 Main St.
Glastonbury
Program: The Role Connecticut played in WWI
Presented by: Christine Pittsley
Free and open to the public
Tuesday, 
May 23, 2017 
7:30 pm -
9:00 pm
First Church
Congregational

2183 Main St.
Glastonbury
New Discoveries at the Hollister Dig Site in South Glastonbury
​Presented by: Professor Brian Jones, Connecticut's State Archeologist

MEMBERSHIP MEETING
W/ SPEAKER
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
Tis the year 1796. Step into Joseph Welles’ taproom as a resident of Glastenbury. See who else visits tonight and hear what tales they may share. Partake of our victuals from 18th century “receipts”. Reservations required. $40.00
SUPPER AT THE
WELLES TAVERN
Saturday,
March 25,
2017
6:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
​Hearth cooking class for kids 8 to 14, who prepare and enjoy a simple meal together. A variety of colonial toys and games will later be enjoyed. Reservations required. $20.00

Tuesday,
April 11,
2017
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
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

A STEP BACK IN TIME: A JOURNEY TO A DAY IN COLONIAL LIVING
Sunday, 
April 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
It is time to plant the vegetables that will nourish the family through the coming year. Glastonbury Partners In Planting will prepare the kitchen garden and visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in!  Admission: $5.00
WELLES-SHIPMAN-WARD HOUSE SPRINGTIME GARDEN DAY
Sunday, 
May 21, 2017

1:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury


4 pm - 5 pm Tour of the home & grounds/social hour

5 pm – 6:30 pm dinner & speakers 
DINNER LECTURE

​at the lovely home of Joe & Jean Greene in the historic Red Hill area 
Reservation(s) Required for the Dinner Lecture Series.
Seating is Limited.
Price of each reservation is $60 per person. 
Please call the Historical Society to make reservations 860.633.6890
meet at 6:00 p.m. at the mill site on Matson Hill Road just past the Grange Pool going east 
Walk, Talk, and Dinner
The tour will be approximately ninety minutes followed by an optional dinner and a short slide show thru history at Olympic Pizza. 
Reservations are required. The walk, talk, and pizza dinner is $20. Walk alone $10.
HIKING THROUGH HISTORY 
A GUIDED TOUR OF THE INDUSTRIAL REMAINS AROUND HOPEWELL MILL AND UPPER COTTON HOLLOW

Monday,  May 8, 2017
6:00 pm
2017 
Friday, September 29

 Saturday, September 30

 Sunday, 
October 1

Sunday, December 3, 2017 
1:00 pm -
4:00 pm
MEMBER
HOLIDAY
RECEPTION
Residents of the town and surrounding towns are invited to our annual reception. Light refreshments will be served and the museum will be decorated for the season. All the Christmas decor throughout the museum is for sale and has been donated.

10:00 am - 
3:00 pm
COLONIAL  COOKING AND PLAYTIME FOR CHILDREN
Help prepare an elegant spring meal cooked on our 1755 hearth. Join us for this one time only experience and delight your palate. Reservations required. $75.00 per person.
SPRING LAMB AND SPARROW GRASS
**one time only event**
Sunday, 
May 7, 2017
11:00 am - 
4:00 pm
Thursday,
June 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
TEA AND TONICS UNDER THE MAPLE TREE
Tour the house & herbal garden. Then enjoy tea & cookies under the maple tree as colonial housewife, Rebekah, discusses colonial medicine & the use of these herbs to heal her family. Reservations required. $5.00
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
The Welles-
Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street
Glastonbury
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
W/ SPEAKER
First Church
Congregational

2183 Main St.
Glastonbury
Program: The Connecticut State House and its History

Presented by Sally Whipple
Free and open to the public
7:30 pm -
9:00 pm
Tuesday,
March 28,
2017
Sunday,  June 11, 2017