Street Address
523 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
Mailing Address
PO Box 65
Woodstock, CT 06281
April-October, Sundays 12-4pm
Other times by appointment
Museum Type(s)
Elaine Lachapelle, Research Librarian and Cataloger
phone: 860-928-1035
Linda Chace, Cataloger/Research Librarian and Exhibition Chair
Gail White, President and Collecitons Committee Chair
Anthony Reed, Building Committee Chair


We collect all types of history on Woodstock, Connecticut and its people. Woodstock will have its 325th Anniversary in 2011. We will have a new history out at the end of this year containing around 300 images from our collection.


The Society was formed in 1967. We received our The Society was formed in 1967. We received our home in 1990 when the Town moved into its new headquarters and they gave us the Palmer Memorial Hall complex on Woodstock Hill. We are totally runned by volunteers. There are two retired librarians cataloging the collection.

Artifacts Collections

We have a large photographic collection with nearly 1,000 glass plate negatives from four to five major photographers both professional and amateur. We also have over 5000 slides and another 1000 prints and sheet negatives.

Research Collections

We have most of the printed works that cover our town and some of the surrounding towns. Clarence Bowens 8 volume history and genealogy of Woodstock Families is one of our main resources. We have available for sale reprints of the history volume No. 1 and can provide the other volumes upon request.

Educational Programs

At least one exhibit per year and about 5 programs (speakers)


Officers and a board of directors, all volunteers


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No