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

John Cuffe, author of the new novel Forever Side By Side, will speak at Tolland Library on October 12, at 2:00 and 6:30 p.m.

The novel is based upon the true story of Elisha Benton and Jemima Barrows, both of Tolland, during the Revolutionary War. Call the library to register at 860 871-3620.

Both Elisha and Jemima are buried in the yard at the Tolland Historical Society’s Daniel Benton Homestead on Metcalf Road in Tolland. Their love story is told by Elisha against the background of his service in the war.


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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