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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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Bell tower rededicated on the 1822 Old Tolland County Court House Museum on Sunday, Nov. 14

Thank you to the 40 supporters and donors to the Tolland Historical Society who turned out Nov. 14 to rededicate the bell tower on the Old Tolland County Court House Museum. With many gifts, large and small, the society raised … Continue reading

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Willington Pizza raises $7,000 toward unforeseen repairs on the Court House Museum bell tower

Thank you very much to Jeff Kelly, the owner of Willington Pizza House and Willington Pizza Too, for making a $7,000 donation to the Tolland Historical Society, which equal the proceeds of a recent fundraiser. Kelly agreed to donate a … Continue reading

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Spooky fun on Halloween at the Jail Museum

More than 300 trick and treaters and their parents stopped by the Jail Museum on Halloween evening where Museum Director Kathy Bach, her trusty friend Gidget and the dedicated interns in the Tolland Historical Society supplied the treats.

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Trick or Treating at the Jail Museum on Halloween

Calling all goblins: the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum on the Tolland Green will be open for trick or treating on Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p .m. or until the treats run out!

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Donation from Banner Water Puts Our Bell Tower Campaign Over the Top

Congratulations and thank you to Beth and Sean Banning of Banner Water, LLC whose continued support and $5,000 donation literally put the Tolland Historical Society “over the top” in our campaign to match a $100,000 state grant with funds of our … Continue reading

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The Court House bell tower restoration is nearly done

The roof on the Old Tolland County Court House was completed on Sept. 30.The installation of lightning protection is scheduled for Oct. 6.The photos today show the taped seams of the plywood sub roof, two rows of ice and water … Continue reading

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Guess the Artifact!

Here’s the Guess the Artifact that we featured at Celebrate Tolland today. Any guesses what it is? It’s an old-fashioned lunch box, with a cup, soup container, plate and extra storage.

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Ringing the bell again!

The restoration of the bell tower atop the Old Tolland County Court House Museum is nearly complete, and this week, Paul Bastiaanse, president of Valley Restoration, the contractor on the project, Kathy Bach, president of the Tolland Historical Society and … Continue reading

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