Join Colchester Historical Society

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Are you interested in the history of the Town of Colchester? Join the Colchester Historical Society and learn more about history and share your knowledge with others.

The CHS Board of Governors is pleased to announce a NEW membership structure!

The new membership rate will be flat fee of:

$25 per household

Your membership supports:

–The preservation of historically important objects, documents and images.
–Free public educational programs related to Colchester and the region.
–Free admission to the Colchester History Museum.
–The Annual Third-Grade Classes Historic Walking Tour of Colchester.
–The education of the public and town leaders about the importance of historic preservation.
–The preservation of the historic Colchester Burying Ground.

Your yearly membership, at the $25 donation level and above, includes the following benefits:

–2 free hours of research time by a trained CHS volunteer.
–invitation to the CHS annual picnic with special program.
–invitation to members-only exhibit openings.
–priority registration or discounts on our most popular programs.
–use of the CHS meeting room space (arranged through administrator).

If you are interested in becoming a member, please email mail@colchesterhistory.org to request a membership form and mail with your check to the Colchester Historical Society, PO Box 13, Colchester, CT 06415 or join us online by using our PayPal Account.

 

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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