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

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.


 Founder’s Monument Dedication

Saturday, June 13 at 1 PM
North Green
Park at Saint Matthew Church
Seeking Founder or Legacy families*
*(date back to 1700 or 1800s).
Call Kate 860.871.8089
or Kathy 860.872.7716


Historic House and Museum Tour On The Tolland Green

Sunday, June 7 between noon and 4 p.m

Walking tour of a 13 beautiful homes, museums and buildings on the historic Tolland Green. Click 300th Anniversary  or go to page under Events & Programs for more information.

 Annual Meeting Tuesday, June 9 at 7 PM
Old Tolland County Courthouse

Double Header! Meet the women who are reopening the doors of the Red and White Store and a brief talk about Launching the Tolland 300th Anniversary Celebration by anniversary leaders. See Events Page for more details




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