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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.

New Exhibit at Hall Memorial Library
The Ellington Historical Society has installed a new exhibit titled “Nellie’s Medicine Cabinet” at Hall Memorial Library. The featured items come from the upstairs bathroom cabinets at the Nellie McKnight Museum at 70 Main Street, Ellington CT. Topical ointments, bandages, antique medicine bottles, straight razor, mustache cup and hair crimper are just a few of the objects on display. Descriptions are included for each item using the product information directly from the packaging when possible.

    2014 Schedule of Events

All year

Thur 1-4
May thru Sep
Nellie McKnight Museum

Ellington Parish Train Band
- On display at Nellie McKnight Museum

In 1774, men from the Ellington Church Parish formed a militia to defend the settlement which included East Windsor. Fifers and drummers headed the unit and aided in the marching rhythm. The men trained together on the town green thus the name “train band.” The group was revived in 1974 to participate in activities commemorating the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Community members learned to play the fifes and drums and marching routines participating in many statewide parades. On display in the museum are uniforms, drums, flags and a reproduction firearm used in these performances. The story of the community efforts to celebrate the bicentennial is told in pages from the group’s scrapbook and press releases.


  October Newsletter  

Oct 23

7 pm
Hall Memorial Library

Jordan Freeman
: Kevin Johnson of the Connecticut State Library will reenact the life and times Jordan Freeman, an African-American servant in the Revolutionary War, at this month's meeting of the Ellington Historical Society. 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