Chatham Historical Society

Preserving East Hampton, CT History Since 1963

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March 2024

March 9th   “Antique Appraisal Day”     9am – 1pm

East Hampton Town Hall

1 Community Dr. East Hampton

Donation:  $6.00 per  item

March 16th   “Cabin Fever History  Series”  11am

Speaker Walter Woodward-  State Historian Emeritus

Ttile: “Creating Moments that Shaped a Great State”

East Hampton Library

105 Main St 

East Hampton, CT 

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Chatham Historical Society Museum

Established in 1963, The Chatham Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit Museum and School House with the purpose of preserving East Hampton’s History.  We believe that preserving historic places and events provides an essential link to our past, furthermore reminding us of who we are and where we came from.

We hope you enjoy this website experience and we look forward to keeping you informed about great ways to connect to the history of East Hampton, Cobalt and Middle Haddam, CT.

The Chatham Historical Society Museum and School House both located at 6 Bevin Blvd in the Town of East Hampton, Connecticut and are open to the public the first Sunday of each month from 2-4pm

Admission is always free. Donations are appreciated.

A People Without the Knowledge of their Past History, Origin and Culture is like a Tree Without Roots

East Hampton, Connecticut

A  Rich History, A Bright Future!

East Hampton, CT Historical Society

The Carrier and O’Connell Blocks; Main Street, East Hampton, looking north. The photograph was taken from the Airline Railroad trestle, which once crossed over Main Street.

East Hampton covers approximately 36 square miles with one of Connecticut’s largest inland water bodies, Lake Pocotopaug. State parks and forests surround us on our northern, southern and western borders. We also are home to Connecticut’s last true covered bridge, the Comstock Covered Bridge, which crosses the Salmon River.

In the Town of East Hampton, CT you will find a community that supports a rural/suburban lifestyle that is family oriented. We offer a quality school system, two history museums, local parks with varied recreational programming for all ages, and dedicated public safety agencies.

If you have any memories or historic photos of East Hampton, please send them to the Chatham Historical Society.  We would love to showcase them here on our website.

The National Register Of Historic Places

The Comstock Covered Bridge and the Belltown Historic District are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places 

National Register Of Historic Places
Comstock Bridge

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

So Much of Our Future Lies in Preserving Our Past

Notable East Hampton Landmarks

Historic East Hampton Landmarks

Lake Pocotopaug East Hampton, CT

Lake Pocotopaug

Popular Resort Area

Bevin Bell Factory

Bevin Bell

Historic Bell Factory

Comstock Covered Bridge

Comstock Bridge

Covered Bridge

The Old Air Line Trail State Park

Air Line Trail

State Park

Chatham Historical Society Blog

Historical Updates and News for the Town of East Hampton, CT

CT River Kayak
CT River Kayak

Sunday September 18th 2022The Chatham Historical Society and East Hampton Parks and Rec are sponsoring a leisurely kayak paddle from Hamburg Cove in Hamburg,Connecticut to the Baldwin Bridge in Old Lyme, on Saturday, September 18. Paddlers can meet at the parking lot...

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Hurd State Park Walk
Hurd State Park Walk

Hurd State Park WalkThe Chatham Historical Society (CHS) is organizing a hike at Hurd State Park on Sunday, July 11th at 10 am as part of its “Explore East Hampton” monthly series of walks. Come for a hike and learn history of Hurd State Park. The walk is sponsored by...

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2020 Antique Appraisal Day
2020 Antique Appraisal Day

Antique Appraisal Day 2021 Saturday, March 20th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chatham Historical Society will host its 25th annual Antique Appraisal Day  at the East Hampton Town Hall, 1 Community Drive Dr. Verbal Evaluations The Chatham Historical Society only provides...

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Thank You for Visiting  The Chatham Historical Society Website

We are committed to preserving the history of East Hampton for future generations.

The Chatham Historical Society was established in 1963 and today operates a complex which includes an 1840 one-room school house and a museum, opened in 2006. The present museum houses artifacts and memorabilia that tell the stories of East Hampton, CT, Middle Haddam, CT and Cobalt, CT History.


Chatham Historical Society
6 Bevin Blvd
East Hampton, CT 06424

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The Official East Hampton, CT Historical Society Website

This site intends to provide information to the public about the Chatham Historical Society’s upcoming Calendar of Events and Programs with the purpose of bringing together people interested in the History of Cobalt, Middle Haddam, and East Hampton, Connecticut.

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