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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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Watch this PowerPoint for details on the cupola project

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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President’s Report

By Kathy Bach ANNUAL MEETING SUMMARY: June 11, 2020 Annual Meeting met Via Zoom technology. The 2020-2021 Budget, By-Law change and slate of officers passed unanimously. Please read the following report for updates. OFFICE COMPUTERS & TECH SUPPORT: The society … Continue reading

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Museums Temporarily Closed

Special note posted on June 1, 2020: The museums of the Tolland Historical Society are closed for the foreseeable future due to the restrictions placed on us resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we can’t give personal tours by appointment-only right now … Continue reading

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Help Restore the Bell Tower on The Court House Museum and Let History Ring!

The Tolland Historical Society recently held a contest to choose a slogan to raise awareness about our need to raise $150,000 this year to restore the bell tower on the Old Tolland County Court House Museum. Our aim is to … Continue reading

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