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Popular Silhouette Fundraiser Returns Nov. 16

     Our successful silhouette portrait fundraiser, featuring beautiful hand-cut silhouettes from artist Marcella Comerford, returns Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum at 53 Tolland Green.      These lovely portraits make unique holiday gifts and … Continue reading

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Big Y Donates $1,500 to the Tolland Historical Society

     The Tolland Historical Society is grateful to Big Y Foods, Inc. for its donation of $1,500 to the society from the proceeds of its Paul & Gerald D’Amour Memorial Charity Golf Outing.      Members of the society … Continue reading

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Major Quilt Show Planned for Sept. 28 and 29

     The Tolland Historical Society will hold a show featuring 30 handmade quilts, both modern and antique, at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum at 53 Tolland Green on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 … Continue reading

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History Explorers Program in July was a Success!

In its second year, the Tolland Historical Society’s History Explorers program, held during a hot week in July, was a success as eight local girls learned about leisure activities of the 1800s at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum. … Continue reading

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Historical Society Intern Orientation Session Set for June 8

     For the past decade, the Tolland Historical Society has been training 7th through 12th graders on all aspects of how museums run.      Through this successful internship program, students learn how to research and set up exhibits, accession artifacts … Continue reading

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Big Y Foods, Inc. Makes Generous Donation to Historical Society

The Tolland Historical Society is pleased to announce that Big Y Foods, Inc. has donated $1,500 to us from the proceeds of its Paul & Gerald D’Amour Memorial Charity Golf Outing. Thank you very much, Big Y, for your generosity! … Continue reading

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Thank you for another great antiques show!

Despite the sloppy weather on Sunday, March 10, antiques lovers from across New England turned out to make the 53rd Annual Tolland Antiques show a success. The many customers joined our dealers who traveled from New York, Pennsylvania and Maine … Continue reading

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Join us for the 53rd annual Tolland Antiques Show on March 10!

     Calling all antiques lovers: be sure to join us Sunday, March 10 for the Tolland Historical Society’s largest annual fundraiser – the 53rd annual Tolland Antiques Show!      The show will be held from 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Two Worlds Meet — Native American and Colonial Encampment on Nov. 3

Daniel Benton Homestead Museum 154 Metcalf Road, Tolland Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The Benton Homestead will welcome Native American and English colonial reenactors who portray life in 17th century … Continue reading

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First Tolland History Camp is a Success!

Six girls from Tolland have learned all about life in the 1800s while attending the Tolland Historical Society’s first Tolland History Camp the week of July 23. The camp, lead by instructor Talie Lyon, 15, and Society President and Museum … Continue reading

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