General, History, Library, Specialized
Step back in time with a visit to the American Clock & Watch Museum in America's great clockmaking town, Bristol, Conn. Hundreds of interesting and beautiful timekeepers will remind you of times past. Discover the finest collection of American manufactured clocks and watches on public display.
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
The Tort Museum takes visitors through the history of tort law and highlights precedent setting cases that affect our justice system, and daily life, today. Through interactive and traditional exhibits, visitors can discover the evolution of consumer protection, and how critical each of their voices are in upholding justice for all in this country.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
When Thomas Darling decided to leave New Haven to pursue a country squire's life, he hired Abiel Gray of West Hartford, CT to build his new home. It took Gray two years (1772-1774) to complete the project. The Gambrel roof structure is built on a central hall plan and incorporates several unusual features. The paneling and woodwork in the hallway and front rooms are rich in detail and accentuated by the nine foot three inch ceilings.
Art, General, History, Historic House, Military
Founded in 1936, the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society (A & L), Connecticut's statewide heritage organization, promotes interest in historic properties by preserving and interpreting significant personal stories and collections. The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society owns nine historic houses opened to public. All are on their original sites and most have intact original collections.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Currently the Society's projects include full restoration of the Derrin House on West Avon Road, proper storage of many artifacts in the Living Museum and Pine Grove Schoolhouse, answering local history questions, giving referrals to those who seek "experts" to help with their historic home or genealogy questions, publishing a newsletter and planning fundraising events.
History, Historical Society
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Colchester Historical Society operates a local history museum in town.
General, History, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Connecticut Ancestry Society members are responsible, ethical genealogists and family historians who share a special interest in southwestern Connecticut and its neighborhood, either by living there, or by having ancestry there, or both; who pursue genealogical scholarship through networking, educational programs, and publication of reference materials and research results; and who extend full cooperation to other genealogical organizations, record repositories, and public record custodians.
New Haven, Connecticut
The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1993, showcases the contributions Connecticut women - well known and less famous - have made to their communities, the state and the nation. Through the hard work and the dedication of so many along the way, the Hall of Fame honors Connecticut women, preserves their stories, educates the public, and inspires the continued achievements of women and girls.
Culture, General, History, Historic House
Begin your visit to Hartford with a guided or self-guided tour of this 1796 National Historic Landmark, one of the nation's oldest state houses.
History, Historical Society
History, Historical Society, Library
Danbury Museum includes the Rider House (785), Dodd Hat Shop (1790), One Room Schoolhouse, and the Marian Anderson Music Studio.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The first Daniel Benton built this house in 1720; The oldest house remaining in Tolland, it was occupied by members of his family until 1932. It is the oldest house museum open to the public in Tolland County.
Archaeology, Children's, General, History, Library, Natural History, Planetarium, Science
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a hands-on interactive museum for all ages with over sixty-five exhibit areas featuring "see, hear and touch" explorations of science, technology and ideas. Join us at Connecticut's premiere science museum and planetarium and rediscover the world around you!
East Granby, Connecticut
General, History, Historical Society
The East Granby Historical Society announces that
its new book, The Barns of East Granby: Our Agricultural Heritage, is now available for sale at the East Granby town clerk's office. It can also be purchased by using the on-line order form. Authored by two longtime East Granby residents, Betty Guinan and Ted Holly, the book features 269 photos over 130 pages. The text includes brief histories of local
farms with descriptions of their barns and other outbuildings.
East Windsor, Connecticut
History, Historic House, Historical Society
Art, General, History, Science
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention.
New Haven, Connecticut
Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
At the Fairfield Museum, visitors enjoy engaging art and history exhibitions ranging from Connecticut’s colonial roots to 375 years of regional history. Programs and fun activities for families and youth include the Holiday Express Train Show, Family Days, Scavenger Hunts, Vacation Camps, the Halloween Spooky Stroll and Interactive Walking Tours exploring the Town Green Campus.