Colchester History Museum
Home of the Colchester Historical Society!
The Colchester History Museum is a fully handicapped-accessible building.
The Colchester History Museum is OPEN for the season!
Join us Saturdays through December 2, from 11 am to 2 pm.
The museum is also open by appointment.
(closed Labor Day weekend & Thanksgiving weekend)
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.
NEW program at the Colchester History Museum!
Join us on the first Saturday each month for a history-themed activity, FREE for our visitors to enjoy.
“The Colchester History Museum is excited about our new ‘First Saturdays’ program,” said museum administrator Joanie DiMartino. “It’s a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to visit the museum and participate in an activity that is fun, hands-on, and rooted in our history.” DiMartino noted that the First Saturdays programs are informal, so that visitors can stop by anytime during the 11 am to 2 pm open hours, and stay as little or as long as they like. “Just as the museum is self-guided,” she continued, “the ‘First Saturdays’ programs, led by one or two members of our volunteer staff, are free-flowing. We hope to generate interest in an activity or topic–there’s no pressure to be perfect, we just encourage visitors to try something different, an activity either once done or inspired by the past!”
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