Calendar

May
20
Sat
Native American and Colonial Encampment @ Daniel Benton Homestead
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open House for Prospective Interns @ Old Tolland County Jail and Museum
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
May
21
Sun
Native American and Colonial Encampment @ Daniel Benton Homestead
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
3
Sat
Arlene’s Gold: a 50th Anniversary Masquerade Ball @ Hicks-Stearns Museum
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Tolland Historical Society is inviting members of the public to buy tickets for “Arlyne’s Gold,” its 50th Anniversary Masquerade Ball, on Saturday, June 3 at 6 p.m.
The celebration honors the late Arlyne Garrity, the first president of the society when it was founded in 1966.
Cocktails will be served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the secret garden at the Hicks-Stearns Museum on the Tolland Green. Dinner, catered by Tolland’s own Country Caterers, begins at 7 p.m., followed by the big band music of Kats N’Jammers until midnight.
Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Member seats are $50 per person, and non-member seats are $65, which includes a one-year membership to the society.
Tickets can be purchased at the Tolland Red and White store at 46 Tolland Green or by contacting gala chairperson Celeste Senechal at celeste5@gmail.com.
Dress is formal. This will be a night to remember with specials guests, prizes for fashion and historical characters and games. Masks are suggested and will be available for a donation to the Hicks-Stearns Museum, which is donating the use of its property for the event.IMG_1771

Jun
24
Sat
Portrait Silhouettes @ Old Tolland County Court House
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sep
28
Sat
Quilt Show @ Old Tolland County Court House Museum
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The show, which will also be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Old Tolland County Court House Museum, will feature new and antique quilts for display from the Society’s collection, area museums and local quilters.
Quilts will be for display only; there will be no sales.
Anyone interested in loaning a quilt for display or volunteering at the show is asked to contact Cathy Wilcox at dcwilcox15@comcast.net or by call or text to 860-944-6990.

Here are some of the quilts in the Tolland Historical Society’s collection.

Sep
29
Sun
Quilt Show @ Old Tolland County Court House Museum
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The show, which will also be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 in the Old Tolland County Court House Museum, will feature new and antique quilts for display from the Society’s collection, area museums and local quilters.
Quilts will be for display only; there will be no sales.
Anyone interested in loaning a quilt for display or volunteering at the show is asked to contact Cathy Wilcox at dcwilcox15@comcast.net or by call or text to 860-944-6990.

Here are some of the quilts in the Tolland Historical Society’s collection.