Gong Bell

East Hampton, CT

Chatham Historical Society

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East Hampton Museum
Artifacts and Memorabilia
The Chatham Historical Society Museum is jam packed with artifacts, antique toys, and memorabilia that tell the stories of East Hampton, Middle Haddam, and Cobalt history. Among the many items displayed are an extensive Bevin Bell collection dating back to the early 1800s; a shipbuilding portrayal dating back to the 1700s when shipyards dotted the banks of the Connecticut River in Middle Haddam, CT ; arrowheads found around Lake Pocotopaug; bell toys made by Gong Bell Company and N. N. Hill Brass Company; and cast iron antique toys made by Watrous Manufacturing. There is also a display of witch hazel from American Distilling and a case of items from East Hampton’s Native Son, Governor William O’Neill (1980-1991).