Colchester History Museum Exhibits

Permanent Exhibits:

The Champion Story

The Hayward Rubber Company

The History of the Bulkeley Family

The Zagray Family

Changing Exhibits:

A Sense of Place: Postcards from the Past– an exhibit opening in mid-April highlighting post card images of historic buildings in Colchester.

Farmer’s, Cows and the Land: A Story of Modern Dairying –  exhibit shown in Spring/Summer  2012

Colchester In Miniatures/Window to the Past –  exhibit shown in Winter 2012 – Spring 2013.

Earl Holmes Photo Exhibit – Now showing at the museum every Saturday through January 2014.

Current News!


Historic School for Colored Children
Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon-Cutting
Friday, September 15
4:30 pm; Free
Location: Colchester Federated Church

Join the Colchester Historical Society and the Colchester Historic District Commission as the reconstructed  Historic 1803 School for Colored Children is dedicated.  Beverly Morgan-Welch, Associate Director of External Affairs for the National Museum of African American History and Culture with the Smithsonian Institution, will offer the keynote presentation, with ribbon-cutting and catered refreshments to follow.  For more information, email: mail@colchesterhistory.org.

Community Conversation
Saturday, September 16
9 am to noon; Free
Location: Colchester Federated Church

The Colchester Historical Society will offer a panel presentation and discussion moderated by Connecticut’s Old State House director Sally Whipple, featuring Beverly Morgan-Welch, Yale historian Dr. Peter Hinks, and other noted historians and cultural experts on the history and future of the School for Colored Children, which will include a conversation with the audience.  Morning refreshments provided.

This is the first in a series of public discussions that will culminate in a long-term exhibit about the history of the Colchester Historic School for Colored Children to be on display at the Colchester History Museum in 2018, funded in part through a grant from CTHumanities.  For more information, email mail@colchesterhistory.org.

 

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