Street Address
53 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT 06084
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 107
Tolland, CT 06084
Hours
Seasonal
Hours vary. See web site for open hours and special exhibits and events.
Admissions
Donation optional
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Barbara Cook, Director
phone: 860-870-9599

Description

An architecturally beautiful 1822 courthouse with the upstairs courtroom restored and ready for court to convene. Exhibits related to the courts in Tolland County and other county institutions.

History

Built to replace 1785 courthouse, it was used by all civil and criminal courts in the county until the 1890s. It was the town's library from 1899 to 1985. Became a museum of the Tolland Historical Society in 2001, a gift of the Library Association.

Artifacts Collections

Courtroom furniture, paintings, photographs, early newspapers, Artifacts of 1829 bank and early insurance company,

Research Collections

Tolland Historical Society maintains archival collections in its headquarters at Old Jail and Museum. Limited library.

Educational Programs

Courtroom is available for mock trial rehearsal. School programs not currently offered because of lack of handicapped access.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Quarterly newsletter, "Tolland Times" to members.

      Services

      Gift Shop