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The museum is open Thursdays 1 to 4 pm June, July, August. Map

2019 Schedule of Events    Jan Newsletter
WFSB Ch3 video 2017 "20 Towns" Ellington
Jan 24, 2019 7pm Hall Memorial Library

The Golden Age of Television Comedy
With Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Jonathan Winters, Foster Brooks, Abbott and Costello, Phyliss Diller, Don Rickles, Lucille Ball and John Belushi.
Presented by Joe Ouellette
Feb 28, 2019 7pm Hall Memorial Library

Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood

This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy.” … From the website of the Connecticut Historical Society, which will present the program.


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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.

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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.
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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
(Takes a while to download)
Use Ctrl+F to search the document.

Exhibit at the Hall Memorial Library

Indian Artifact Collection
Nellie McKnight Museum

An article in a local paper dated January 16, 1943, announces the donation from Burton Allen of a collection of “Indian Relics” to the Hall Memorial Library. At that point in time, Ellington did not have a historical society or museum but the town library had a small collection of things donated by local people hoping to preserve and display their items. more . .