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The Chatham Historical Society
The Chatham Historical Society Mission

Our Mission

The Chatham Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit museum and school house founded in 1963.  Our Mission  is to preserve, promote and share knowledge about our community’s extraordinarily rich but not always evident history.

We invite all East Hampton, CT residents to share their family history and personal stories with us.  A Member of the Historical Society can come to a person’s residence or set up a meeting at our Museum, Public Library or Senior Center. If you’d like to be interviewed by The Chatham Historical Society or know someone that is willing, please contact us!

The Chatham Historical Society Events and Programs

Programs and East Hampton Events

The Historical Society annually publishes a calendar offering a photographic journey through East Hampton History. Our Event Calendar features an annual Antique Appraisal Day, a biennial Historic House Tour, an annual Town-wide Tag Sale, programs for local elementary school children, Monthly Speakers and Guest Authors, History Walks around town, and an annual Fall Festival to name a few.

Our website intends to provide information to the public about upcoming East Hampton Events, programs and the changing content of exhibits on display in the Society’s 1840 one- room school house and newly opened museum.

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Location and Hours

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

For special appointments please Contact Us

We hope you enjoy this website experience and we look forward to keeping you informed about great ways to connect to the history of the land beneath our feet. We welcome your comments and suggestions.



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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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Chatham Historical Society
6 Bevin Blvd
East Hampton, CT 06424

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