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     Jan Newsletter

Jan 26
Thursday 7:00 pm Hall Memorial Library

Mariann Millard will present Hail to The Chief: The Inaugration of a President

Presidential inaugrations past and present and how we have the traditions and requirements that color our inaugrations today.

Feb 23 Thursday 7:00 pm Hall Memorial Library

Ed Parry Master Gunsmith

Ed Parry will present a program about making reproduction guns and how he came to own a gun made for a McKinstry from Ellington. Mr. Parry is a Rev War re-enactor with Ye Olde Lebanon Towne Militia.

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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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.
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 link
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
(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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