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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.

New Exhibit at Hall Memorial Library map
In keeping with the winter season, our Ice Harvesting exhibit has been installed in the display case at the library. We have included photos of ice harvesting here in town as well as an overview of some of the methods and tools.

 

Jan Newsletter

2015 Schedule of Events

Jan 22

Thursday
7 pm
Hall Memorial Library



Steve Thornton will discuss his book:
A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies: Stories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Connecticut.
Both the speaker and the meeting are open to the public: all are welcome and encouraged to attend: pre-registration is required for non-members.

Contact: Main Desk : 860-870-3160 ___________________________________________________________________________________

Feb 26

Feb Newsletter




Thursday
7 pm
Hall Memorial Library







Mathew Duman

What facet of a building is most effective at making you smile? Is it expert craftsmanship? Handsome materials? Pleasing proportions? For Mathew M. Duman, the answer is: gargoyles and grotesques. Five years ago, Duman, a photographer and graphic designer at the Knights of Columbus headquarters in New Haven, became fascinated with creatures that had been carved into walls, arches, cornices and towers of Yale University buildings.


Contact: Main Desk : 860-870-3160

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Apr 23

Thursday
7 pm
Hall Memorial Library

Arnie Pritchard Performs "This Business of Fighting"

"This Business of Fighting," is a live performance story, based on Tony Pritchard's letters to his parents in Rhode Island between his sailing for Europe in February 1944 and Germany's surrender about fifteen months later. You will hear him describe crawling through the freezing, snow-covered woods of the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. You will hear about crowds of released forced laborers wandering the roads of Germany as the Nazi regime was collapsing. You will hear about women desperately trying to preserve their homes as the tide of battle washes over them.


Contact: Main Desk : 860-870-3160

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May 16

Saturday
9 am -2 pm
Museum Grounds



Annual Tag Sale

Every year the Ellington Historical Society holds a tag sale on the grounds of the Nellie McKnight Museum. Spaces are rented to sellers with the proceeds going to maintain the museum. The museum is open during the tag sale. 2015 tag Sale is on May 16. Application Form
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Jun 25

Thursday
6:30 pm
Hall Memorial Library

Member's meeting and Pot Luck Supper.
(Members only)

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