Chatham Historical Society

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

CHS Museum

Historic Museum and School House

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East Hampton CT History

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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. 

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 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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Local News, Town History, and East Hampton, CT Events

Alice Conklin Bevin
Alice Conklin Bevin

December 21, 2019 In The East Hampton Community Room at 1:00Debbie Day and Carol Morris of the Chatham Historical Society will give a presentation on the life and works of local artist Alice Conklin Bevin. They will also discuss Historian Carl Price's two books:...

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Strong’s Pavilion
Strong’s Pavilion

It All Began With Guy StrongIn 1885 Guy Strong bought one plus acres from Lyman Oliver Wells.  Strong was a trapper, a guide to hunters and a fisherman, well known in Connecticut.  He started a boating and fishing camp. By 1900 Guy had a building with supplies plus an...

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Fall History Festival 2019
Fall History Festival 2019

Fall History Festival Sunday, October 6th from 12-3pm This Years Fall History Festival will be Honoring The Bevin Bell Co. loacted in East Hampton, CT Celebrating 187 Years   PHOTO CAPTION- The 7th Annual "Chatham History Festival" will honor The Bevin Bell Co....

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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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