Welcome to the East Haddam Historical Society & Museum! Illuminating local history since 1962
50 years of Local History
The East Haddam Historical Society, founded over 50 years ago, has been at this Town Street location for 11 years; it's just around the corner from Gillette Castle, right on the Route 82 corridor. The museum has a fine collection of local and Lower Connecticut River Valley historical objects, and prides itself on its kid-friendliness.
Among the highlights of the museum are a photographic display of the rise and fall of the Industrial Age in Moodus Village, Native American artifacts dating to 1300 B.C., a photographic exhibit of the building of the East Haddam swing bridge, and a collection of changing fashions with period costumes on display.
The museum is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekend, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm and by appointment at any time. Tickets are $5 per adult; children under 12 free.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES GRANT
The East Historical Society is pleased to announce it has received a one thousand dollar grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County in the Heritage Enhancement category. The Historical Society has used the grant money to purchase a dedicated computer to catalog all of the museum's collections, artifacts, and acquisitions. This will enable the museum staff to research and respond to the public's questions regarding the museum's holdings.
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Upcoming Spring & Summer 2017 Events
May 20, Saturday, 8am - 2pm
ANNUAL SPRING PLANT & TAG SALE!
with the East Haddam Garden Club
May 27, Saturday OPENING DAY!
Karl Stofko will host a question and answer session from 1pm - 4pm. The original copy of "A narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, but resided about sixty years in America- related by himself" will be on display, and copies will be available for sale.
June 14, Wednesday, 6-8 pm
ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC!
Family event. Bring a dish to share. Beer and wine donation bar.
July 11, Tuesday, 7:30pm
Author Bruce Sievers. "Exploring the History of Johnsonville"
Special focus on Moodus residents and mill workers.
August 9, Wednesday, 7:30pm
CT Humanities Award Recipient Ken Simon. "The Demise of Old Moodus Center"
How a 1967 Federal Urban Renewal project transformed a rural Connecticut town.
For additional information and more events, see our News & Events page