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 History Museum Exhibits

Permanent Exhibits:

The Champion Story

The Hayward Rubber Company

The History of the Bulkeley Family

The Zagray Family

Changing Exhibits:

A Sense of Place: Postcards from the Past– an exhibit opening in mid-April highlighting post card images of historic buildings in Colchester.

Farmer’s, Cows and the Land: A Story of Modern Dairying –  exhibit shown in Spring/Summer  2012

Colchester In Miniatures/Window to the Past –  exhibit shown in Winter 2012 – Spring 2013.

Earl Holmes Photo Exhibit – Now showing at the museum every Saturday through January 2014.

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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