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Colchester History Museum

The Colchester History Museum, while housed in the former Reverend Ballard home, is not a traditional “historic house” museum.  Rather, it is a museum that happens to be housed in a historic house building; the museum features unique exhibits about people and institutions associated with the town of Colchester.

Admission to the museum is free, although donations are welcome.  The museum is open from 11 am – 2 pm every Saturday from April through December, except for holiday weekends.  Holiday weekends include: Easter (when it falls in April), Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.  A tour of the museum may also be arranged by appointment by sending an email to mail@colchesterhistory.org.

The Museum is located at 24 Linwood Avenue in Colchester, Connecticut and shares a free parking lot with Cragin Memorial Library.


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First Saturdays!

NEW program at the Colchester History Museum!

Join us on the first Saturday each month for a history-themed activity, FREE for our visitors to enjoy.

“The Colchester History Museum is excited about our new ‘First Saturdays’ program,” said museum administrator Joanie DiMartino. “It’s a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to visit the museum and participate in an activity that is fun, hands-on, and rooted in our history.” DiMartino noted that the First Saturdays programs are informal, so that visitors can stop by anytime during the 11 am to 2 pm open hours, and stay as little or as long as they like. “Just as the museum is self-guided,” she continued, “the ‘First Saturdays’ programs, led by one or two members of our volunteer staff, are free-flowing. We hope to generate interest in an activity or topic–there’s no pressure to be perfect, we just encourage visitors to try something different, an activity either once done or inspired by the past!”

For more information, email administrator@colchesterhistory.org.

 

 

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