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

A Sense of Place: Postcards from the Past


The Colchester Historical Society Museum will re-open for the season on Saturday, April 9th, 1:00-4:00 pm with a festive Wine and Food Reception! Museum exhibits highlight the rich history of Colchester with our newest exhibit of vintage postcards of notable Colchester buildings in a dynamic graphic display.  A wall map identifies the location of all of the structures on view.  Many structures have been lost forever, others are easily recognized and still others have been carefully restored.  All the images tell the story of Colchester’s past and it’s evolution into the town it is today.

Additional exhibits feature the History of the Bulkeley Family, the Story of the Zagray Family, the History of the Hayward Rubber Company and the Story of the Champion Family.

The Colchester Historical Society Museum will be open on Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 pm, from April until December. The museum is located at 24 Linwood Avenue in Colchester, adjacent to the Cragin Memorial Library.  Admission is free and there is ample free parking behind the museum.

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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