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Museums Closed July 14, 17 and 21 Due to Heat

Due to the hot weather expected over the next week, the Daniel Benton Homestead Museum and the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum will be closed Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, July 21. The Tolland Historical Society office, located at … Continue reading

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Buy a Bag in July at the Tolland Big Y, and the Historical Society Wins!

Great news! The Tolland Historical Society has been selected to take part in the Big Y Community Bag program in July. The society will receive a $1 donation every time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is sold for the month … Continue reading

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Quilts and Volunteers Sought for Sept. 28 & 29 Quilt Show

The Tolland Historical Society is seeking quilters who want to loan a quilt for display at the Quilt Show it is planning for Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 at the Old Tolland County Court House Museum at 53 Tolland Green. … Continue reading

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Special hours at the Jail Museum June 8

The Old Tolland County Jail and Museum at 52 Tolland Green will be open Saturday, June 8 as part of these statewide Open House Day tourism event. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations … 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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“Where Two Worlds Meet” Cancelled Due to Forecast of Inclement Weather

       The Tolland Historical Society’s popular, family-friendly annual event, “Where Two Worlds Meet,” scheduled for May 4 and 5, has been cancelled due to the forecast of inclement weather.      It will be rescheduled, but no new … 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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17th Century Weekend Postponed

The Tolland Historical Society is sorry to announce that the 17th Century weekend planned at the Daniel Benton Homestead for Saturday, Nov. 3 has been postponed due the rainy weather that has been forecast. It will be rescheduled for next … Continue reading

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