Chatham Historical Society Museum

Museum and School House

The Chatham Historical Society Museum is jam packed with Historic Artifacts from Middle Haddam, Cobalt, and East Hampton, CT. Museum highlights include an extensive Bevin Bell collection dating back to the early 1800s; CT shipbuilding portrayal dating back to the 1700s; Indian Arrowheads found around Lake Pocotopaug; Antique Toys made by Gong Bell and Watrous Manufacturing Company and so much more.

The Museum and School House are both  located at 6 Bevin Blvd in the Town of East Hampton, CT and is open to the public the first Sunday of each month from 2-4pm. (Also by special appointment)

To schedule an appointment contact Sandy Doran

Museum Exhibits

 A few samples of our exhibits

Gong Bell Factory East Hampton, CT Historical Society

Gong Bell

Gong Bell – Hubley Toys manufactured the first foot bell used on automobiles. 

N.N. Brass Mill Fatory East Hampton

Brass Mill

N.N. Brass Mill Factory developed the handlebar bell found on bicycles throughout the 20th century.

Bevin Bell Factory East Hampton ,CT

Bevin BEll

Bevin Bell Factory is the only remaining bell manufacturer in East Hampton, CT and still remains in the Bevin family.

Wangunk Idians


The first people, that called East Hampton, Middletown, and Portland, CT home.

Map of East Hampton CT

Preserving CT History

The Chatham Historical Societies Mission is to preserve the history of East Hampton, Cobalt, and Middle Haddam, CT.

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.

Thank you for visiting us online. Please check back soon for upcoming Events and Exhibits.