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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.

    2014 Schedule of Events

All year

Thur 1-4
May thru Sep
Nellie McKnight Museum

TrainBand
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.

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Apr 24

Thurs
7:00 p.m.
Hall Memorial Library

Matthew Bartlett presents- For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies in the Civil War
Connecticut resident and American military historian Bartlett will discuss his new book, which tell the stories of four extraordinary women who risked all for their countries during the American Civil War as spies.
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May 17

Sat
9 am - 2 pm

Tagsale


Flea Market and Bake Sale
Nellie McKnight Museum 70 Main Street Ellington
Details and application link
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Jun 14

Sat
10 am - 4 pm

OpenHouseDay



Connecticut Open House Day
Nellie McKnight Museum 70 Main Street Ellington
Museum will be open for free tours.





DigFind
Archaeological Dig Nellie McKnight Museum 70 Main Street Ellington


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Jun 26

Thurs
6:30 p.m.
Hall Memorial Library


Potluck supper
and annual elections (Members Only)
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Jun 28

Sat
9 am - 12 noon

 

EllFarmersMkt

Farmer's Market Ellington
Visit our booth at the Farmer's Market


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