Our Museums

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

OLD TOLLAND COUNTY JAIL AND MUSEUM
The oldest cellblock dates from 1856, jailer's home from 1893. Thousand of items used in Tolland homes, farms and businesses.

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

Happening Now

The Jail Museum and the Court House Museum will be open Saturday June 14 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for CT Open House Day

Star Spangled Banner 1814 * 2014
The National Museum of American History will celebrate the
200th Anniversary of
the Star Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our National Anthem written by Francis Scott Key inspired by the sight of the flag flying over
Fort McHenry. 
Help celebrate on June 14, 2014 as we attempt to break the World Record for the largest group sing of the National Anthem in history.

Join us at the flag pole on Tolland Green on
Saturday, June 14 at Noon.

Bring a bag lunch and visit.
For information and all verses of the National Anthem go to:
http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/the-lyrics.aspx

Annual Meeting and Special Program

The 2014 Annual meeting of the Tolland Historical Society will follow a special program being co-sponsored with The United Congregational Church of Tolland, the Tolland Historical Society and the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) teaming up to bring you

“From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox Co. in the 1950s”
Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM
The United Congregational Church, in the sanctuary
45 Tolland Green, Tolland
Admission $5.00 

see Events Page for more information

 The program runs approximately one hour and will be followed by refreshments in fellowship Hall. The Society will then commence our Annual Meeting
(estimated to start at 3:15-30 PM).

 

Museum Opening Day for the 2014 Season
At the Old Jail and Court House Museums
Sunday, May 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Daniel Benton Homestead Museum will
open for tours on June 1 at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Daniel Benton Family genealogy now on website. genealogy page link located under Benton Homestead

Email us at: society@tollandhistorical.org

 

 New Page Added to our Site!

Civil War Stories Click on above blue link or chose from Archives page drop down menu. Page also contains  information on Tolland men who fought for the Union during the Civil War.

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