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

Current News!


 

 

Ghoulchester: A Graveyard Tour into the Past
Location: tour begins at Hayward Fire Company Museum on South Main Street
Friday, October 13, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
*(Rain Date: Sunday, October 15, 4 pm to 5:30 pm)*
$10 CHS members / $15 non-members / $25 families
Fortune-teller cost: $10 for 10-minute reading (optional; pay at Colchester History Museum)

Formerly known as the “Spooky Cemetery Tour,” the Colchester Historical Society’s newly-named “Ghoulchester” is still the same great popular program! During this tour of the Colchester Burying Ground, visitors will meet notable characters from Colchester’s past–as if they’ve just risen from their graves to share their stories!

Tours are guided and recommended for both adults and families with children. All children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear comfortable footwear, dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight to enhance your experience. Tour space is limited and advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

After your tour, meet a fortune-teller (extra cost; purchase tickets in advance of your tour, as tickets are limited) and enjoy free baked goods and apple cider refreshments at the nearby Colchester History Museum.

*If rain date is necessary, decision will be made by 12 noon on 10/13. Check Facebook and/or CHS E-Blast for notification. Event will be cancelled in event of heavy rains; light percipitation will not cause event to be cancelled; dress appropriately.*

The historic Colchester Burying Ground, located behind the Old Bacon Academy, is one of the finest graveyards in eastern Connecticut housing the remains of many prominent citizens, and featuring exquisitely carved historic headstones. For more information, email: mail@colchesterhistory.org.

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