The Chatham Historical Society
was founded in 1963 to preserve, promote, and share knowledge about East Hampton, CT history. We believe that preserving historic places and events provides an essential link to our past, reminding us of who we are and where we came from.
The Chatham Historical Societies Mission is to preserve the history of East Hampton, Cobalt, and Middle Haddam, CT. We invite all residents to share their history and stories with us. We can come to a person’s residence or set up a meeting at our museum, East Hampton Library or Senior Center. If you’d like to be interviewed or know someone that is willing, please contact us!
Historic Tours & More!
The Historical Society operates a complex that includes an 1840 one-room school house and two Museum buildings. The school house was moved from Old Chestnut Hill Road in 1980 and reconstructed on its present site. The first museum building, originally a third grade portable classroom at Center School, was moved to the grounds in 1993. The newest structure was built over the course of three years from 2003 to 2006.
East Hampton, Middle Haddam, and Cobalt history
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