Open for the season

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

2019 Schedule of Events  Jun Newsletter
WFSB Ch3 video 2017 "20 Towns" Ellington
Apr 25, 2019 7pm Hall Memorial Library

Author Carles Monagan

Author Charles Monagan will give a talk on his latest book Connecticut Icons Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 7:00P.M., at the Hall Memorial Library. In his book, with a collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, Monagan presents fifty of his favorite icons—from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl, the U.S.S. Nautilus to the Merritt Parkway, and many others.
Apr 27 Sat Nellie McKnight Museum


Ellington Earth Day
Nellie McKnight Museum will be open 10 am -2 pm on Ellington Earth Day. Many organizations and businesses will be represented on the Town Green.

Jun 08, 2019 Nellie McKnight Museum

CT Open House Day

Museums across CT open their doors to the public free of charge on this day.

The Nellie McKnight Museum will be open 10 am to 2 pm.

Sep 21, 2019 Farmers Market

Community Day

Visit the Ellington Historical Society booth 9 am to noon, on Community Day at the Farmers Market.
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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.

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.

Exhibit at the Hall Memorial Library

Vintage License Plates from the
Nellie McKnight Museum