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2018 Schedule of Events    Feb Newsletter
WFSB Ch3 video "20 Towns" Ellington
Thu Feb 22 - 7:00 PM Hall Memorial Library-Ellington

Carole Barber
Master gardener and herbalist Carole Barber will present "The Role of Herbs in an Early American Household" at the Hall Memorial Library.
Thu Apr 26- 7:00 PM Hall Memorial Library-Ellington

Richard N. Symonds, Jr.
of Tolland will discuss the latest book in his Lost Mill Sites in Tolland
County series, Location of Water-Powered Mill Sites, Ellington, Connecticut.

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Sat May 19- Flea Market and Bake Sale

Our annual Flea Market and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 on the Nellie McKnight Museum grounds from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Museum will be open for tours.
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Sat Jun 09- CT Open House Day

The Museum will be open from 10 - 4 pm.

Tours and activities:
- Handweaving
- Rug beating
- Washing clothes by hand

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Welcome to the Ellington Historical Society
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.

We need your help
The Nellie McKnight Museum in Ellington CT is wholly owned and operated by the Ellington Historical Society.
Funding for the operation of the museum comes from the society members and any gifts that individuals give us.
Please consider giving your support through the funding option below. Thank you for your support.

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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.

The Collections software has been upgraded and is better than ever!

 Ellington Chronicles of Change by Dorothy Cohen

Written in 1987 this book is "a social, hlstorical, and political commentary on what we consider to be some of the highllghts of the area's evolutlon." - Irene Dowd editor

Read the book online link
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Ellington Historical Society 50th Anniversary

As we close 2017 it is time to look back fifty years to the formation of the Ellington Historical Society. Selections from minutes will be featured this year to commemorate those who organized the society and remind us how important history is to our community. Nellie McKnight was a driving force in the formation of the historical society and it is not surprising that she bequeathed her home to the society to be used as a museum after her passing in 1981.

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