Author Archives: Kate Farrish

Wednesday weekly update on the Court House Museum Project

Here’s our Wednesday update on the restoration project at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum: Upper copper work continues this week. Rotted timbers were found in the belfry framing above the bell level as well as significant rotted wood … Continue reading

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Update on the Cupola Restoration Project

After two full weeks, the restoration of the Old Tolland County Court House cupola and bell tower this week continues, with strikingly different images. In the first, new copper is being returned to the wooden cupola dome, over a protective … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Tolland Historical Society

The Tolland Historical Society’s Governing Board will hold the Society’s 2021 annual meeting via Zoom on Sunday, June 27 at 4 p.m. At the meeting, an update will be provided on the bell tower restoration project at the Old Tolland … Continue reading

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Wednesday Updates on the Court House Project

Each Wednesday this summer, the Tolland Historical Society will share updates on the restoration of the cupola and bell tower at the Old Tolland County Court House. Work began on June 1 when carpenters removed the weathervane from the copper- … Continue reading

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Great news: our two museums will be opening to the public on Sundays

The Tolland Historical Society is pleased to announce that after being closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, two of its museums will be reopening to the public. The Old Tolland County Jail and Museum be … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields

Here’s an appropriate poem for Memorial Day as we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect all of us.

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The Old Tolland County Jail and Museum is open today, Sunday, May 30 from Noon to 3 p.m.

     The Tolland Historical Society is inviting the public to visit the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum from noon to 3 p.m. today, Sunday, May 30. There will be ample ventilation, but visitors are asked to wear a … Continue reading

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Sad news about the passing of our archivist, Barbara Cook

We are sorry to report that our beloved Tolland Historical Society archivist, Barbara Cook, passed away on Tuesday, March 23.She was an active member in the Society for decades, including spending 15 years as director the Old Tolland County Court … Continue reading

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We’ve launched a $100,000 capital campaign to restore the cupola on our Court House Museum

On Oct. 14, the Tolland Historical Society launched a capital campaign to repair and restore the cupola atop the Old Tolland County Court House Museum on the Tolland Green. The Society is hoping to raise more than $100,000 toward this … Continue reading

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Lafayette was here on Sept. 4, 1824!

The American Friends of Lafayette recently contacted the Tolland Historical Society to say its research shows that Marquis de Lafayette visited Tolland on Sept. 4, 1824 as part of his return trip to America, where he met with soldiers who … Continue reading

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