Closed for the season

The museum will be closed until
May 4, 2017. (Open Thursdays 1 to 4 through the end of September)

2017 Schedule of Events     April Newsletter
Apr 27 Thursday 7:00 pm Hall Memorial Library
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PT Barnum - The Prince of Humbugs

Presented by Joe Ouellette

American showman, businessman, entertainer, promoter of hoaxes, founded the circus as we know it today, author, publisher, politician, philanthropist and the first show business millionaire. He left a great legacy. Don't miss this one!

May 20 Saturday 9 am -2 pm

Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale
(Museum open for tours)

Form to rent a space: link

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Jun 10 Saturday 10 am -4 pm
Connecticut Open House Day - June 10, 2017
Museum open for tours.
Try your hand at weaving, using a wash tub and beating rugs.
Join us for a celebration of our 50 years as a historical society.
Refreshments will be served.
Jun 22Thursday 6:30 pm Hall Memorial Library

Potluck Dinner

(Member's Only)


Jun 24 Saturday 9 am -12 noon

Farmers Market
See items from the kitchen of the Nellie McKnight Museum. Try your hand at chores.

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Welcome to the Ellington Historical Society
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.
We need your help
The Nellie McKnight Museum in Ellington CT is wholly owned and operated by the Ellington Historical Society.
Funding for the operation of the museum comes from the society members and any gifts that individuals give us.
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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.

The Collections software has been upgraded and is better than ever!

 Ellington Chronicles of Change by Dorothy Cohen

Written in 1987 this book is "a social, hlstorical, and political commentary on what we consider to be some of the highllghts of the area's evolutlon." - Irene Dowd editor

Read the book online link
(Takes a while to download)
Use Ctrl+F to search the doucment

Activity at the Museum
The museum is closed for the season.

Ellington Historical Society 50th Anniversary

As we begin 2017 it is time to look back fifty years to the formation of the Ellington Historical Society. Selections from minutes will be featured this year to commemorate those who organized the society and remind us how important history is to our community. Nellie McKnight was a driving force in the formation of the historical society and it is not surprising that she bequeathed her home to the society to be used as a museum after her passing in 1981.

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