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

Colchester Historical Society Events

Summer 2018

Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Picnic
Thursday, June 7, 6 pm
Held on the lawn of the historic School for Colored Children; 100 Main Street, Colchester
(if raining, meeting will be held inside the Schoolhouse)

Join the Colchester Historical Society for a discussion about upcoming events and enjoy a picnic with friends and family.  Please remember to bring a food to share and a lawn chair or blanket for seating.


CT Open-House Museum Day
Saturday, June 9, 11 am to 2 pm
Colchester History Museum & historic School for Colored Children

The Colchester Historical Society participates in “ConnecticutOpen-House Day,’ a one-day statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism.  This year CHS features tours of the historic School for Colored Children.  Come learn what life was like in a one-room schoolhouse, and learn more about the upcoming exhibit about the School that will be on display at the Colchester History Museum in the near future.  “Connecticut Open-House Day” is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Offices of Culture and Tourism.  Connecticut–Still Revolutionary.


Ice Cream & History
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 7:00. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Colchester History Museum lawn

Join the Colchester Historical Society for our annual “Ice Cream & History” event!  This year we make summer even hotter with a featured talk by Dan Rowland, firefighter and historian for the Hayward Fire Company Museum.  This program is free and open to the public, and ice cream will be served.


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

New to our site:

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


 Preserving history is more than buildings and places

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