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Preserving East Hampton, CT History Since 1963

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So Much of Our Future Lies in Preserving Our Past

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Chatham Historical Society Museum

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Historic Museum and School House

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East Hampton CT History

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The Chatham Historical Society is a Not For Profit Museum

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. 

A Rich History – A Bright Future

East Hampton, CT Historical Society

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.

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

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Covid 19
Covid 19

Due To Covid 19 The Chatham Historical Has Cancelled All Events and Activities Until Further Notice Please us on Facebook for updatesWhat is Covid 19? COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It is spread mainly from person to person, particularly...

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2020 Antique Appraisal Day
2020 Antique Appraisal Day

Antique Appraisal Day/ CANCELLED This Event Has Been Cancelled for 2020 The Chatham Historical Society will host its 25th annual Antique Appraisal Day Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library Community Room, 105 Main Street. There will be...

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Alice Conklin Bevin
Alice Conklin Bevin

December 21, 2019 In The East Hampton Community Room at 1:00The Chatham Historical Society and East Hampton Library are co-sponsoring a talk by Debbie Day & Carol Morris, on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 pm at the East Hampton Library Community Room at 105 Main St. in...

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Chatham Historical Society
6 Bevin Blvd
East Hampton, CT 06424

Chatham Historical Society CT
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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