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P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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1944 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033

860-633-6890
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We continue to preserve the Town of Glastonbury's past

We display Glastonbury's past
in an educational, entertaining fashion

In 1935, Glastonbury had no historical society, and the Gideon Welles House stood empty and in the way of a post office that was to be built in Glastonbury Center, at the intersection of Hebron Avenue and Main Street. The house was to be torn down. But Dr. Lee J. Whittles and others in Glastonbury, recognizing the house’s historic significance, formed a committee to save it from destruction.

In 1936, they succeeded by encouraging Ernest Victor Llewellyn to purchase the house and have it moved to a nearby lot on New London Turnpike. The committee that formed to save the house became the Historical Society. Working with Mr. Llewellyn, they had the house declared a national historic building.

From that beginning, the Historical Society of Glastonbury has continued to preserve the Town’s past, and to display it in an educational, entertaining fashion. Please visit us at the Museum on the Green, corner of Main and Hubbard Street, or at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House, 972 Main Street, South Glastonbury.​

We are a nonprofit organization dependent upon the support of our members and sponsors

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