Join Colchester Historical Society

Enjoy the benefits of membership!

 


Are you interested in the history of the Town of Colchester? Join the Colchester Historical Society and learn more about history and share your knowledge with others.

The CHS Board of Governors is pleased to announce a NEW membership structure!

The new membership rate will be flat fee of:

$25 per household

Your membership supports:

–The preservation of historically important objects, documents and images.
–Free public educational programs related to Colchester and the region.
–Free admission to the Colchester History Museum.
–The Annual Third-Grade Classes Historic Walking Tour of Colchester.
–The education of the public and town leaders about the importance of historic preservation.
–The preservation of the historic Colchester Burying Ground.

Your yearly membership, at the $25 donation level and above, includes the following benefits:

–2 free hours of research time by a trained CHS volunteer.
–invitation to the CHS annual picnic with special program.
–invitation to members-only exhibit openings.
–priority registration or discounts on our most popular programs.
–use of the CHS meeting room space (arranged through administrator).

If you are interested in becoming a member, please email mail@colchesterhistory.org to request a membership form and mail with your check to the Colchester Historical Society, PO Box 13, Colchester, CT 06415 or join us online by using our PayPal Account.

 

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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