Open for the season

The museum is open Thursdays 1 to 4 pm June, July, August. Map

2019 Schedule of Events  Oct Newsletter
WFSB Ch3 video 2017 "20 Towns" Ellington
Oct 24, 2019 Bruce Henley

"Connecticut, the Ferocious Hunter: Witchcraft in the 17th Century"

Visitors should contact the library to make a reservation.
Dec 07, 2019 Winterfest

Museum Open 3 - 6 PM
Jan 23, 2020     Presented by Rose Slate, Friendly's Historian

       "The History of Friendly's"
 Visitors should contact the library to make
 a reservation.
Feb 27, 2020 Joseph Ouelette

  "Was Mary Todd Lincoln Really Insane?"
 Visitors should contact the library to make
 a reservation.
Apr 23, 2020 Mariann Millard

   "Centennial of Women's Voting Rights"

  Visitors should contact the library to make
  a reservation.
Jun25, 2020

                     Members only potluck dinner.

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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  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
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Use Ctrl+F to search the document.

Exhibit at the Hall Memorial Library

Vintage License Plates from the
Nellie McKnight Museum