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Open for the season

The museum is open Thursdays 1 to 4 through the end of September.

       
2017 Schedule of Events     Sept Newsletter
 
WFSB Ch3 video "20 Towns" Ellington
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Thur Sep 28 - 7:00 PM Hall Memorial Library Ellington

 

Patricia Perry presents “Dolley Madison Remembers”, an historical interpretation¬†in an engaging first-person monologue¬†by the wife of the fourth President of the United States.

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Thur Oct 26 - 7:00 PM Hall Memorial Library Ellington




Joe Ouellette
presents Ford and Edison's Excellent Camping Adventures.
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Sat Dec 02 - 2:00-7:00 PM Nellie McKnight Museum



Winterfest.
The museum is open for tours during Ellington's Winterfest celebration.
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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.
Please consider giving your support through the funding option below. Thank you for your support.
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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.

UPGRADE!
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 document.

 
50thAnn

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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