Colchester Historical Society Events

Throughout the year the Colchester Historical Society offers programs that explore Colchester’s rich past, introduce you to community members with similar interests, and allow you to unwind, relax, and learn something new about your town!


All events and programs take place at the Colchester History Museum unless otherwise noted.  For more information, email us at:



Discover Colchester: 1874 Walking Tour 

Location: tour begins and ends at the CVS parking lot on South Main Street
Sunday, December 10, 1 pm to 3 pm
*(Heavy rain or snow will cancel this walk.)*
Free; donations welcome

The next Discover Colchester event will be a walking tour of the Colchester Historic District and beyond, based on a November 1874 Hartford Post newspaper article.  In this article an unnamed local leads the writer through Colchester, describing who owns or lives in nearly every house or business along the way.

During this tour, the same route will be retraced, reading extracts of the article and sharing photographs of some of the buildings as they looked around 1874.  Copies of an 1868 map of Colchester with the names of the properties closely matching those named in the article will be provided to all participants.

This will be an easy walk, mostly on sidewalks, with a total length of less than two miles; however, due to many stops, expect to walk or stand for more than two hours.  The walk will start and finish in the CVS parking lot on South Main Street.  Dogs on leashes are welcome.

For further information contact Gary Walter by phone at 860-531-4635 or email at:

This event is co-sponsored by the Colchester Land Trust and the Colchester Historical Society.  Both organizations are non-profit, 501c3 organizations that work to enhance the experience of living in Colchester.  To volunteer, join, contribute, or simply learn more please visit: Colchester Land Trust or Colchester Historical Society.


Don’t Miss!

Historic Images of Colchester Schools

2018 Calendar

NOW available!  $12.00 each

Miller Road District School, 1912-1913

2017 Limited Edition Holiday Ornament
from Colchester Parks & Recreation features the Reverend Ballard House,
home of the Colchester History Museum

NOW available! $6.00 each

 Bundle up & Save!

Purchase both from CHS for only $15!

To order send an email to:

Other locations selling at regular price:

Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester Town Hall, Copies Plus, Louie’s Seafood Market, Tim’s Bistro, Quality Consignments, United Auto.


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