Festival on the Green

Twenty-Second Annual Festival on the Green, Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Every July for the last twenty years the Colchester Historical Society holds it’s Annual Festival on the Green on fourth Saturday in July from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The festival features events for the whole family including a quality Craft Show, craft demonstrations, a Fife and Drum Muster, music by the Colchester Regional Chamber Orchestra and a food court.

Exhibitors from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island bring a variety of arts and crafts including, woodworking, painting, pottery, clothing, jewelry and stained glass. At 10:00 am the Colchester Regional Chamber Orchestra performs in the gazebo on the Green, followed at noon by a Fife and Drum Parade and Muster sponsored by The Colchester Continentals.

Food vendors offer hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, popcorn and ice cream. The rain date is the Sunday following the fourth Saturday in July. For additional information please call 860 608-2911.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Colchester Historical Society Festival on the Green please call 860 608-2911 or fill out the Exhibitor Form and mail to: The Colchester Historical Society, PO Box 13, Colchester, CT 06415.

Download the CHS 2014 Festival on the Green Craft Show Application.
Donwload the CHS 2014 Festival on the Green Craft Show Information.


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Sons of Daniel Boone 1920
Our 2014 calendars are now available for only $12 and make great holiday gifts. 
 These unique calendars feature rare images of Colchester from 1870-1943.  Calendars are available at the Cragin Memorial Library, Tim’s Bistro, Copies Plus, the Colchester Historical Society Museum, Nathan Liverant and Son or by calling; 860 608-2911.  


The Colchester Historical Society Museum hosts an exhibit of rare photographs of Colchester captured by local resident and pharmacist, Earl Holmes. In his early 1920′s photographs, Holmes recorded not only everyday life in the center of town, but rare images of the first paving of South Main Street.  His unique images depict the machinery and process used to pave the dirt road for the first time.

Holmes’ pharmacy, located in the center of Colchester, gave him a prime vantage point to capture the local residents, the change of seasons and the character of the 1920′s.  In addition to Holmes’ photographs, the Colchester Historical Society will be featuring his films, shot in the early 1930′s.  Join us on this unique journey back in time.  Visit the Colchester Historical Society Museum at 12 Linwood Avenue (adjacent to the Cragin Memorial Library).  Parking behind the library.  The exhibit continues through 2014.

Stanley Moroch

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of one of our founders and dear friend, Stanley Moroch. The Colchester Historical Society exists and thrived because of the selfless dedication of Stanley and his late wife, Bessie. Everyone who knew Stanley, loved him (and EVERYONE knew Stanley!). There was so much to love. He was the most hardworking, dedicated, unselfish and beloved human we will know. Colchester is a better place because of Stanley. We will miss him greatly.



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