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The Ellington Historical Society holds its meetings at 7 P.M. in the upstairs meeting room at Hall Memorial Library at 93 Main Street Ellington CT.  map  Refreshments follow the programs. Old and new members, and guests are welcome.

On-line collections database: Ellington Historical Society has an extensive collection of photographs and documents stored on-line.
To view the collection click this link. Use the Help button on the page that opens to get started.

New Exhibit at Hall Memorial Library map
In keeping with the winter season, our Ice Harvesting exhibit has been installed in the display case at the library. We have included photos of ice harvesting here in town as well as an overview of some of the methods and tools.


April Newsletter

2015 Schedule of Events

Apr 23

7 pm
Hall Memorial Library

Arnie Pritchard Performs "This Business of Fighting"

"This Business of Fighting," is a live performance story, based on Tony Pritchard's letters to his parents in Rhode Island between his sailing for Europe in February 1944 and Germany's surrender about fifteen months later. You will hear him describe crawling through the freezing, snow-covered woods of the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. You will hear about crowds of released forced laborers wandering the roads of Germany as the Nazi regime was collapsing. You will hear about women desperately trying to preserve their homes as the tide of battle washes over them.

Contact: Main Desk : 860-870-3160


May 16

9 am -2 pm
Museum Grounds

Annual Flea Market and Bake Sale

Every year the Ellington Historical Society holds a tag sale on the grounds of the Nellie McKnight Museum. Spaces are rented to sellers with the proceeds going to maintain the museum. The museum is open during this event.
The 2015 Flea Market and Bake Sale is on May 16. Application Form
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Jun 25

6:30 pm
Hall Memorial Library

Member's meeting and Pot Luck Supper.
(Members only)