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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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Trick or Treaters Welcome at Old Tolland County Jail on Halloween

The Old Tolland County Jail and Museum will be open for trick or treaters on Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by and see us at 52 Tolland Green in Tolland and show off your costumes.

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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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Popular Silhouette Fundraiser Returns Nov. 11

     Appointments can be made now for a sitting with silhouette artist Marcella Comerford on Appointments can be made now for a sitting with silhouette artist Marcella Comerford on Sunday, Nov. 11 at an event that will benefit the Tolland … 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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Society is raising funds for two museum projects

The Tolland Historical Society is asking for the community’s help in supporting two important projects at our museums. First, the cupola on the 1822 Old Tolland County Court House Museum is going to need extensive repairs. The building is safe … Continue reading

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Museums Closed on July 1, 8

The Tolland Historical Society’s museums will be closed Sunday, July 1 and Sunday, July 8 to observe Independence Day. The museums – the Daniel Benton Homestead, the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum and the Old Tolland County Court House … Continue reading

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You’re invited to the Tolland Historical Society’s Annual Meeting

     Anyone interested in learning more about the Tolland Historical Society is invited to its annual meeting on Sunday, June 24 at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum at 52 Tolland Green.      The event begins with … Continue reading

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Tolland Green Photo Exhibit Back by Popular Demand

A Stroll Down Tolland Green…Then and Now A photo exhibit showing many of the buildings on the Tolland Green was so popular last fall that the Tolland Historical Society has brought it back for this summer! The exhibit runs Sundays … Continue reading

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Two important announcements for May 18 and 19

Parking for Prom Photos on the Green Prom goers are invited by the Tolland Historical Society to use the parking lots behind the Jail and Court House Museums when taking prom photos on the Tolland Green this Friday, May 18, … Continue reading

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