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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.


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The following members participated in cider making for the October 28, 1993 meeting: Homer Peckham, Gordon Dimock, Herman Dahl and Ward McCarthy.

On October 08, 2015 the cider press was demonstrated for the Community Voice Channel. See video

    2015 Schedule of Events
    Oct Newsletter

Dec 05

2 - 7 pm

The museum will once again be part of the town Winterfest celebration to be held on Saturday, December 5. We will be open for visitors from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We will be featuring “The Best of Ellington,” a show of several of the past subjects including ice harvesting and the Daniel Halladay windmill.

Schedule of Events

Jan 28

7 pm
Hall Memorial Library

KEVIN JOHNSON portrays William Webb
Thursday Jan 28, 7:00-8:00 pm

Private Webb was an actual soldier and a native of Hartford who was
recruited in 1863 and served in the Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment,
Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in several battles in Virginia. Johnson's presentation
of Webb is told from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective that
vividly illustrates the struggle of the African-Americans in the Colored
Infantry during the Civil War. The presentation is based on extensive research
in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut

This program is free but pre-registration is required.