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, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm and by appointment. 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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Summer 2016 Events
June 8, Wednesday, 7:30 pm
Ken Simon, CT Humanities Award Recipient, will present History of Moodus & East Haddam Resorts
July 14, Thursday, 7 pm - 9 pm CRUISE IS SOLD OUT - Thank you for your support!
Connecticut RiverQuest, "Seldon Island Cruise"
River history presented by Rob Smith and Captain Mark. $30 includes beverages, hor d'oeuvres. Rain date TBA.
August 13, Saturday, 6 pm - 8 pm
Annual Potluck Picnic
Family event. Bring a dish to share. Beer and wine donation bar.
August 17, Wednesday, 7:30 pm
Bruce Sievers, author of "Mills Along the River: The History of the Cotton Industry in Moodus, Connecticut"
Book signing to follow presentation.
For more events, see our News & Events page