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


Ice Cream & History


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Join us on the lawn of the Colchester History Museum on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm, when long-time Colchester resident and farmer, Michael DeNora will give an illustrated talk about Colchester’s once thriving chicken farming industry. Having spent sixty-four years on an chicken farm, Mike will share the work involved and the local farmers who ran chicken farms.
This informative program will be held on the lawn of the
Colchester History Museum, so please bring a chair.
The event is free and open to the public.
Ice cream will be served to all who attend.
For more information, contact us at:,
or 860 537-4230

The Colchester Historical Society hopes to participate
in the
Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees in late November and early December.

CHS Festival of Trees at Wadsworth Museum


If that is a project that you would like to help with, please let us know.  A committee will be forming in the fall to create a participating Colchester Historical Society entry.
Contact us at or 860 537-4230.

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:

Updates for new events.

Details on our Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Update on efforts to save the Cogshell Robinson House

We are grateful to the many people who signed our petition to help save the house from demolition.  Our effort is now getting support from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.  These two organizations are now actively engaged in helping to save this important Federal style structure as an integral part of the National Registered Village District in Colchester.
If you want to continue to help save this house from demolition, please write a letter of support to: The State Historic Preservation Office, Attention Todd Levine, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103.  A hearing in front of the Historic Preservation Council will be held in early September to determine the fate of the house.  Your letter to SHPO can make a difference.  Thank you.


 Preserving history is more than buildings and places

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