Contact Colchester Historical Society


Colchester Historical Society
PO Box 13
Colchester, CT  06415
USA
860 537-4230

mail@colchesterhistory.org

If you seek research or services from the Colchester Historical, click this link to download the Colchester Historical Society Research or Services Request Form

Please use the Colchester Historical Society Research or Services Request Form to submit requests for research, reference information or services from the Colchester Historical Society.  The Request Form allows us to better manage the increasing number of requests for information or services.  We ask that all inquiries be submitted via email using the downloadable form. Please understand that we take all requests seriously, and that you will be given an estimate of the hours needed to fulfill your inquiry before work is begun. The Colchester Historical Society is an all-volunteer, self-funding organization with a limited ability to fulfill all research or service requests.

Colchester Historical Society members  free qualify for 2 hours of free services and additional hours at a reduced rate.  If you wish to become a member click on the “Join” button on our Home Page: link: http://colchesterhistory.org/

Additional research resources are listed below: 

Connecticut Society of Geneologists: www.csginc.org. There are page links and with a membership you can access additional information.

Godfrey Memorial Library: www.godfrey.org. A full library dedicated to genealogy, history and biography. Also very helpful reference librarians.

CT State Library: www.cslib.org. They have a full card catalogue that indexes the Barbour Collection of Vital Records listed alphabetically by surname.

Historical Researcher for hire:
Donald E. Watts, Origins: Historical Research, 1021 King Lear Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414-4536, email:  Origins.dew@Comcast.net

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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