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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 firstname.lastname@example.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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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.
Read about Colchester’s 8 National Treasures
New Member Services page added to keep members informed:
Updates for new events.
Details on our Ice Cream Social Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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
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