New Haven, Connecticut
Natural History, Science
Central Village, Connecticut
It’s first home was a card table in the corner of the Plainville Public Library. Started in connection with the town’s Centennial Celebration in 1969, the society would wait 6 years to get a place of its own. In 1974, the Plainville Historical Society moved into the old Town Hall, after the town offices had moved to the new Municipal Center. Two years were spent renovating the old Town Hall and creating a town museum. The Plainville Historic Center was dedicated on May 30, 1976.
Pomfret Center, Connecticut
History, Historical Society
Culture, General, History, Historic House
National Historic Landmark and State Archaeological Preserve
1st academy for African-American women, 1833-4
Home/school of Connecticut's State Heroine. The museum includes period rooms, changing exhibits, a small research library (available by appointment for in-house study) and a gift shop. The museum's first floor is fully accessible.
Putnam Cottage is a lovely colonial home that dates back to the early 1700s. It is furnished with period antiques and artifacts and inludes a colonial herb garden and carriage shed. Located on the Boston Post Road, it has been a tourist destination for almost 100 years. George Washington actually ate here!