Our Museums

Built in 1720 and occupied by the Benton family for 212 years, this is the earliest house museum in Tolland County.

The oldest cellblock dates from 1856, jailer's home from 1893. Thousand of items used in Tolland homes, farms and businesses.

Beautiful 1822 courthouse in a transitional Colonial to Federal style with original Palladian window. Courtroom restored to 19th Century appearance. Exhibits.

Happening Now

A new novel about Elisha Benton and Jemima Barrows will be available on September 19, 2015 at Tolland’s 300th Anniversary Picnic .  Written and self published by John Cuffe, it is based on the story of the young couple buried in the yard at the Daniel Benton Homestead.  It will be available at the town wide picnic in September, and at our museums and the Tolland Red & White.


Parade Sign Up

Please check out the Events page for all the information concerning the 300th Anniversary Parade and the Events that follow.


Welcome our new board members

Secretary          Kate Farrish
Programs          Celeste Senechal and MaryPat Soucy
Retail Sales      Sharon Hiller
Collections       Meghan Gifford (Intern)
Media                 Ian Howe (Intern)

We continue to seek a Vice President and a Director for the Courthouse


Intern News!

Congratulation to all our graduates! The Tolland Historical Society hopes you enjoyed your ceremonies and celebrations and we wish you an extraordinary adventure as your strike out on the next phase of your journey.

We have some special graduating Interns.  A special recognition goes out to Molli Goetz, THS Valedictorian, our Intern leader and out going Publicity Chair.  And four other special young women…. we have Class of 2015 Treasurer, Lauren Zabilansky, who is also our out going Collections Chair, Lauren Heery and Laura Pearson all graduating from THS and Alaina VanSlooten graduated from East Catholic High School. We are so proud of all of you and happy that you are all headed to colleges and universities of your dreams.







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