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Welcome to the Ellington Historical Society                            Click to install Adobe Reader (free)

The Ellington Historical Society holds its meetings at 7 P.M. in the upstairs meeting room at Hall Memorial Library at 93 Main Street Ellington CT.  map  Refreshments follow the programs. Old and new members, and guests are welcome.

On-line collections database: Ellington Historical Society has an extensive collection of photographs and documents stored on-line.
To view the collection click this link. Use the Help button on the page that opens to get started.

 

 

2015 Schedule of Events

 

 

June Newsletter

Sep 24

Thursday
7-8 pm
Hall Memorial Library

2012 colonial days
MARY BROWN: PILGRIMS AND THEIR LEGACY
Thursday, September 24, 7:00-8:00pm

The Pilgrims of the Mayflower were courageous people who established the first permanent colony in the New World. You will hear about the events that set their journey in motion and the trials they endured.

We will soon be celebrating 2020, the 400th anniversary of the voyage. We will talk about that voyage and the impact on us as American citizens.

This program is free but pre-registration is required.

Oct 22

Thursday
7-8 pm
Hall Memorial Library


MARY DONOHUE: A LIFE OF THE LAND: CONNECTICUT’S JEWISH FARMERS
Thursday, October 22, 7:00-8:00pm

Mary Donohue, Architectural Historian with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, explores the history of Jewish Farmers in our state.

Why did these immigrants come to Connecticut? How did they operate successful enterprises with little or no farming experience? Who and what helped support and sustain them? Hear the story of the resilience and perseverance of these men and women, and how they impacted their communities.

This program is free but pre-registration is required.