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On Nov. 29, please consider making a gift to support the Tolland Historical Society

On Giving Tuesday 2022, Nov. 29, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Tolland Historical Society to help us preserve and tell Tolland’s story. Donations can be made directly on this web site by using the yellow “Donate” button … Continue reading

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History Talk set for Nov. 12 in Tolland on the Titan II Missile Program 

Carl Stidsen from Tolland (Major, USAF, Ret.), will give a free talk on Saturday, Nov. 12 on the Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program called “Life in a Cold War ICBM Site: On the Nuclear Bullseye.”  The talk, set for … Continue reading

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Trick or Treating on Halloween at the Jail Museum

Come have a spooky experience on Halloween, Oct. 31, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. by trick or treating at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum on 52 Tolland Green. Free and sponsored by the Tolland Historical Society.

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A joyous celebration of the 1822 Court House

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Tolland Historical Society celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Old Tolland County Court House with festivities, period costumes, cupcakes and the long-awaited drawing to win a beautiful quilt made and donated by Society board member … Continue reading

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Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Old Tolland Court House on Oct. 22!

The public is invited to join the Tolland Historical Society in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the museum at 53 Tolland Green from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, with festivities and a final chance to view depicting … Continue reading

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History Talk on “Ukraine: Then and Now” Set for Sept. 25 in Tolland

Damien Cregeau, an independent Connecticut historian, will present an overview of Ukraine’s history over the past 150 years in a talk titled, “Ukraine: Then and Now,” on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Old Tolland County Jail and … Continue reading

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A busy weekend on Sept. 10 and 11

It’s a big weekend coming up for the Tolland Historical Society. Stop by our table at Celebrate Tolland on Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 4 at Tolland Middle School to learn more about local history, browse our books and … Continue reading

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Three Museums Will Be Open on Sunday, May 29 for Memorial Day Weekend

Three of the Tolland Historical Society’s museums, the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum, the Old Tolland County Court House Museum and the Tolland Military Museum will mark Memorial Day by opening to the public on Sunday, May 29 from … Continue reading

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Come Grow with the Historical Society at the Benton Homestead

This summer, the Daniel Benton Homestead Museum is making its garden space available to Tolland people or groups. It is inviting up to five families, residents, friends or groups to adopt a raised bed at the property at 154 Metcalf … Continue reading

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Tolland Historical Society Awarded $11,300 Humanities Grant

The Tolland Historical Society has been awarded an $11,300 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities. The grant is for general operating support for museums and non-profit, municipal, state or Connecticut-based tribal nation organizations that provide cultural, humanities … Continue reading

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