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

Contact Colchester Historical Society


Colchester Historical Society
PO Box 13
Colchester, CT  06415
USA
860 537-4230

mail@colchesterhistory.org

If you seek research or services from the Colchester Historical, click this link to download the Colchester Historical Society Research or Services Request Form

Please use the Colchester Historical Society Research or Services Request Form to submit requests for research, reference information or services from the Colchester Historical Society.  The Request Form allows us to better manage the increasing number of requests for information or services.  We ask that all inquiries be submitted via email using the downloadable form. Please understand that we take all requests seriously, and that you will be given an estimate of the hours needed to fulfill your inquiry before work is begun. The Colchester Historical Society is an all-volunteer, self-funding organization with a limited ability to fulfill all research or service requests.

Colchester Historical Society members  free qualify for 2 hours of free services and additional hours at a reduced rate.  If you wish to become a member click on the “Join” button on our Home Page: link: https://www.colchesterhistory.org/

Additional research resources are listed below: 

Connecticut Society of Geneologists: www.csginc.org. There are page links and with a membership you can access additional information.

Godfrey Memorial Library: www.godfrey.org. A full library dedicated to genealogy, history and biography. Also very helpful reference librarians.

CT State Library: www.cslib.org. They have a full card catalogue that indexes the Barbour Collection of Vital Records listed alphabetically by surname.

Historical Researchers for hire:

Diana Ross McCain and Carol R. Whitmer, Come Home to Connecticut, PO Box 274, Marlborough, CT 06447, 860 704-9462  www.comehometoct.com

Donald E. Watts, Origins: Historical Research, 1021 King Lear Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414-4536, email:  Origins.dew@Comcast.net

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. 

https://www.colchesterhistory.org/colchester-historical-society-beginnings/

Read about Colchester’s 8 National Treasures

http://bit.ly/2OMBpQG

New Member Services page added to keep members informed:

https://www.colchesterhistory.org/member-services-page/

Updates for new events.

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

https://www.colchesterhistory.org/colchester-historical-society-events/

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

For more information, email administrator@colchesterhistory.org.

 

 

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