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P.O. Box 46, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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1944 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033


Welcome to Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy

Our objective is to educate through the preservation and promotion of Glastonbury's extraordinary historical legacy by preserving, owning, maintaining and operating multiple historic properties, holding public events, providing education and other services, publishing regular newsletters and columns in the Citizen, holding membership events, and consistently updating and improving exhibits and facilities. 

Support for our work comes primarily from members, business sponsors, foundations and the State and Town.​
We maintain historical properties, operate a museum and hold educational and promotional events. We continuously accept new members.

Throughout this website, you can learn a lot about Glastonbury's history, see the schedule of our exciting events, and look at examples of the merchandise we have in our museum store. 

We are the Connecticut town with the largest inventory of Colonial homes

Our video has an important message from
Jim Bennett, Executive Director
Click here to see some of the selections, including books and t-shirts, at our museum store.
You can make your next special event part of Glastonbury's history! Click here to find out how to rent one of our historic properties.
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Supper at the Welles Tavern
Saturday. March 25th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Tis the year 1796. Step into Joseph Welles’ taproom as a resident of Glastenbury. See who else visits tonight and hear what tales they may share. Partake of our victuals from 18th century “receipts”. Reservations required. $40

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Maple Sugar Madness
Sunday, March 12th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

A demonstration of maple syrup making using modern tools. Your chance to see how REAL maple syrup is made.  Glastonbury native Mark Packard will take you through the maple sugar making process.  Snow date - Sunday, March 19th. $5 admission per person, HSG members Free
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Colonial Cooking and Playtime for Children
Tuesday. April 11th
10:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Welles-Shipman-Ward House

Hearth cooking class for kids 8 to 14, who prepare and enjoy a simple meal together. A variety of colonial toys and games will later be enjoyed. Reservations required. $20.00
An Architectural Gem: Connecticut's Old State House and its History
Tuesday. March 28th
7:30 pm
First Church Congregational
2183 Main Street

Presented by Sally Whipple. TThis presentation is FREE and open to the public.