Historical Society of Glastonbury

1944 Main Street, POBox 46
Glastonbury CT  06033

Phone: (860) 633-6890

Historical Society of Glastonbury

Museum on the Hubbard Green
Hours are 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
and the Third Sunday of the Month from 1:00-4:00p.m.

"Knowing Our Past, Guides Our Future"
Preserving History in the Connecticut Town with THE MOST COLONIAL HOMES

MISSION:
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.
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Own a piece of history and help the Historical Society of Glastonbury pursue its mission of collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Connecticut Town with the largest inventory of colonial homes.

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

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Founded: 1939

Categories: Community Organization, Historical Place, History Museum, Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

Home for the Holidays - Holiday House Tour

Home for the Holidays - Holiday House Tour
01:00 pm - 12/08/2018

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Society is planning a Holiday House Tour on Dec. 8 from 1-5 pm in the Glastonbury Historic District. Glastonbury, CT has more than 150 original 18th century...

14th Annual Connecticut Open House Day

14th Annual Connecticut Open House Day
12:00 pm - 06/09/2018

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GLASTONBURY’S MUSEUM ON THE GREEN TO PARTICIPATE IN 14TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE DAY As part of the 14th Annual Connecticut Open House...

Historic Glastonbury’s 325th Anniversary Bus Tour

Historic Glastonbury’s 325th Anniversary Bus Tour
02:00 pm - 05/20/2018

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

Bus tour celebrates Glastonbury’s 325th Anniversary On Sunday, May 20th, journey through 325 years of Glastonbury history. The narrated bus tour, which will...

Hartford Landmarks Art Exhibit at the Museum on the Green

Hartford Landmarks Art Exhibit at the Museum on the Green
10:00 am - 04/22/2018

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

Yearly Local Artist Exhibit Every spring, the Historical Society of Glastonbury’s Museum on the Green displays the work of a prominent local artist. Recent featured...

Holiday Fundraising Sale

Holiday Fundraising Sale
01:00 pm - 12/03/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Historical Society of Glastonbury Holiday Reception AND week-long Holiday Fundraising Sale The Historical Society of Glastonbury cordially invites residents...

Annual Holiday Reception

Annual Holiday Reception
01:00 pm - 12/03/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Historical Society of Glastonbury Holiday Reception AND week-long Holiday Fundraising Sale The Historical Society of Glastonbury cordially invites residents...

Dinner Lecture Series

Dinner Lecture Series
04:00 pm - 09/24/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Dinner Lecture Dinner Lecture will be at the home of Sarah & Jack Lavallette, 94 High St., known as the Charles Strunz House (1899)....

Connecticut Open House Day

Connecticut Open House Day
03:00 pm - 06/10/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GLASTONBURY’S MUSEUM ON THE GREEN TO PARTICIPATE IN 13TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE DAY As part of the 13th Annual Connecticut Open House...

Exciting New Finds from the John Hollister Site

Exciting New Finds from the John Hollister Site
07:30 pm - 05/23/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

Exciting New Finds from the John Hollister Site: What we are Learning about 17th Century Life in Glastonbury A Presentation given by Prof. Brian Jones, Connecticut...

Hiking through History - Walk, Talk, and Dinner

Hiking through History - Walk, Talk, and Dinner
06:00 pm - 05/08/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

HIKING THRU HISTORY: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE INDUSTRIAL REMAINS AROUND HOPEWELL MILL AND UPPER COTTON HOLLOW Walk, Talk, and Dinner Presented by the Historical Society...

Rails to Whales Art Exhibit at the Museum on the Green

Rails to Whales Art Exhibit at the Museum on the Green
09:00 am - 04/24/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

Every Spring, the Historical Society of Glastonbury’s Museum on the Green features a local artist. In the past, featured artists have included Christopher Gurshin...

Rails to Whales Art Exhibit Reception

Rails to Whales Art Exhibit Reception
01:00 pm - 04/23/2017

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Historical Society is proud to announce that this year’s featured artists are Don Sineti and Ken Roberts in a two-person exhibit entitled “Rails to Whales”. In...

Holiday Fundraising Sale

Holiday Fundraising Sale
02:00 pm - 12/10/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Historical Society of Glastonbury cordially invites residents of the town of Glastonbury and surrounding towns to its annual holiday reception to be held Sunday,...

Holiday House Tour

Holiday House Tour
02:00 pm - 12/10/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

To benefit the Education & Preservation Programs of the Historical Society of Glastonbury We’ve all driven down Main Street in Glastonbury and admired the social...

Holiday Fundraising Sale

Holiday Fundraising Sale
09:00 am - 12/08/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Historical Society of Glastonbury cordially invites residents of the town of Glastonbury and surrounding towns to its annual holiday reception to be held Sunday,...

Holiday Fundraising Sale

Holiday Fundraising Sale
09:00 am - 12/06/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The holiday reception initiates a week-long fundraiser to benefit the Society’s education programs. The Christmas sale will continue throughout the week of December...

Holiday Fundraising Sale

Holiday Fundraising Sale
09:00 am - 12/05/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Historical Society of Glastonbury cordially invites residents of the town of Glastonbury and surrounding towns to its annual holiday reception to be held Sunday,...

Annual Holiday Reception and Holiday Fundraising Sale Kick Off

Annual Holiday Reception and Holiday Fundraising Sale Kick Off
01:00 pm - 12/04/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

The Historical Society of Glastonbury Holiday Reception AND week-long Holiday Fundraising Sale The Historical Society of Glastonbury cordially invites residents...

2016 Dinner Lecture Series

2016 Dinner Lecture Series
04:00 pm - 09/11/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

Dinner Lecture will be at the charming home of Jack and Sarah Lavalette built 1899, known as Charles Sturnz House. Reservation(s) Required for the Dinner Lecture...

Celebretory Reception for April Quast Art Exhibit

Celebretory Reception for April Quast Art Exhibit
01:00 pm - 06/12/2016

At Historical Society of Glastonbury

Every year, the Historical Society of Glastonbury’s Museum on the Green features a local artist. In the past, some of the featured artists have included Christopher...

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