Open for the Summer

The museum is open for the 2016 Summer Season.

Come visit any Thursday from 1-4 pm.

2016 Schedule of Events        Sep Newsletter
Oct 27 Thursday 7:00 pm Hall Memorial Library

Jenny Stedman (CT Historical Society)- Witches in Connecticut

The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.

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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.
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!
Activity at the Museum
The museum is closed for the season.
Nellie's Diary

From the Curator -

This past winter I have been reading Nellie McKnight’s diaries for details about her life in the center of Ellington. This month’s entry is from June 22, 1972 and Nellie is 78 years old:
"Worked on scrapbook in morning. Finished one and have two sets of clippings ready. Made gelatin salad - lime pineapple for pot luck supper for Historical Society tonight at our church. Had not been asked to make bouquets for tables but had been making ones of blue bachelor buttons, wild daisies, coreopsis and baby’s breath so some will be available if needed. Cecile Dahl was supposed to have bouquets but it was so wet she didn’t pick flowers. Robin Wallace helped me take over five bouquets."

Walking Iris

One of the house plants that Nellie McKnight mentions in her diaries as a favorite of hers is the Walking Iris. Curator Nancy Long recently obtained one of these plants for her home and on Feb 9th it bloomed. The blossom is short lived and was closed by the next day.
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