The Colchester History Museum formerly the Reverend John Ballard House The Reverend John Ballard House, now the Colchester History Museum, during restoration Colchester Historical Society Board of Governors with John Adams actor The Tomb of Gershom Bulkeley and his descendants among the stone markers in the Colchester Burying Ground Collection Committee archiving over 800 images and postcards of Colchester's Past Third Grade Historic Walking Tour of the Colchester Burying Ground John Warner Barber drawing with original School for Colored Children among the trees on the right side of church Volunteer, Bertha Glemboski, hosts the Third Grade Historic Walking Tour visit to the Nathaniel Foote House Hundreds of Colchester's students annually tour our Museum Looking north into Colchester from what is now Route 85 (New London Road) with the Smith Farm in the foreground. We invite guest speakers.  In this case, Children's Chairs: The Evolution of Furniture Styles

Join Colchester Historical Society

Ice Cream Social at the Colchester Historical Society Museum

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.

 

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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