The Colchester History Museum formerly the Reverend John Ballard House The Reverend John Ballard House, now the Colchester History Museum, during restoration Colchester Historical Society Board of Governors with John Adams actor Colchester Burying Ground located behind Bacon Academy.  Interred at the cemetery are the remains of Pierpont and Abigail Bacon, the Reverend John Bulkeley and the Tomb of Gershom Bulkeley and his descendants. The Tomb of Gershom Bulkeley and his descendants among the stone markers in the Colchester Burying Ground Collection Committee archiving over 800 images and postcards of Colchester's Past Third Grade Historic Walking Tour of the Colchester Burying Ground John Warner Barber drawing with original School for Colored Children among the trees on the right side of church Volunteer, Bertha Glemboski, hosts the Third Grade Historic Walking Tour visit to the Nathaniel Foote House Hundreds of Colchester's students annually tour our Museum Looking north into Colchester from what is now Route 85 (New London Road) with the Smith Farm in the foreground. We invite guest speakers.  In this case, Children's Chairs: The Evolution of Furniture Styles

Colchester History Museum

Home of the Colchester Historical Society!

 

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The Colchester History Museum is a two-story fully handicapped-accessible building.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colchester History Museum
will be closed until it is deemed safe to reopen to the public.

When we reopen, you will be able to visit on
Sundays, 12:00-3:00 pm. or by appointment.

Housed in the old “Ballard Homestead,” the museum offers two floors
of temporary and permanent exhibits featuring the history of Colchester.
The Colchester History Museum is the headquarters of the Colchester Historical Society.
Founded in 1963, the Colchester Historical Society preserves
the material and archival culture of Colchester residents
past and present, and tells their stories
through compelling exhibits and
engaging public programs for adults, children,
and families on-site and throughout the community.

 


The museum is located at 24 Linwood Avenue in Colchester, adjacent to the Cragin Memorial Library.  Admission is free and there is ample free parking behind the museum.

The Colchester Historical Society mailing address is: P.O. Box 13, Colchester, CT 06415

The mission of the Colchester Historical Society is to enlighten the community to the rich history of Colchester

To mark our 57th Anniversary a look at CHS beginnings. 

https://www.colchesterhistory.org/colchester-historical-society-beginnings/

Coggshell-Robinson House circa 1870

A sad ending to a great example of our structural history, the demolition of the Coggshell-Robinson House:

https://www.colchesterhistory.org/coggshell-house/ ‎

Emerging from the Shadows: the Story of Colchester’s School for Colored Children, 1803-1840 winner of the Connecticut League of History Organizations’ Award of Merit and the American Association of State and Local History Leadership in History Award:

https://www.colchesterhistory.org/emerging-from-th…ildren-1804-1840/


 Preserving history is more than buildings and places

For more information, email mail@colchesterhistory.org.

 

 

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