museum before restoration museum during restoration Renovated Museum and home of CHS Collection Committee archiving over 800 images and postcards of Colchester's Past The Bulkeley Room Grade School tours of our Old Burial Ground Grade school tour of Nathaniel Foote House Hundreds of Colchester's students annually tour our Museum We invite guest speakers.  In this case, Children's Chairs: The Evolution of Furniture Styles

Coggshell-Robinson House Update

The Coggshell-Robinson House will not be knocked to the ground
Petition Drive on Hold

At a recent Historic District Commission meeting, CHS learned the demolition notice is not for the total destruction of the house. The owner of the lot made several attempts to get the Town or private developer to take ownership of the house. Even helping with relocation costs, he had no takers. As a result, he is working with a house contractor to dismantle the house. The plan is to sell the framing, stairs, doors, windows, rafters, moldings and trim as a kit. This kit will include plans for a new owner to reassemble at a new location. At the moment, there is not a buyer. Until that time after the site is cleared, the kit will be stored in 40’ trailers. We will keep you posted as soon as we can.

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

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To mark our 55th Anniversary a look at CHS beginnings.

Read about Colchester’s 8 National Treasures

New Member Services page added to keep members informed:

Announcing petition drive to save the Coggshell-Robinson House

Coggshell-Robinson House Update.  Petition drive on hold


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