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 weekend to Columbus Day weekend, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm and by appointment at any time. Tickets are $5 per adult; children under 12 free.
Cub Scout Visit January 2018
The East Haddam Cub Scouts Pack 22, Wolf Den 3 visited the East Haddam Historical Society & Museum recently to learn more about our town. They were very interested in the Twine Mills exhibit freight scale and fish net loom, the Klaxon siren used at Goodspeed Landing, 1913 photos of building the East Haddam Bridge, and the Twentieth Century Moodus Architectural Model of proposed road changes and new buildings.
The Cubs made bridge models of their own after their tour. Their visit and discussion helped them accomplish the Cub Scouts' goal to learn more about their town.
Museum staff, parents, and Cubs enjoyed the evening tour. The Cubs plan to come back with their families to teach others about what they learned. The EHHS Museum is now open by appointment and will open from May to October, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4 pm for the 2018 season. 860-873-3944.
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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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March 25, 2018 Sunday 2-4pm