“The purpose of the corporation is to perpetuate the memory of the founders or original settlers of the Town of Thompson, Connecticut, and of other national or ethnic groups who have made their to residence here; to record the history of agriculture, industry, and commerce in the town; to record the ecclesiastical history in order to enrich our lives with the knowledge of the spiritual traditions which have existed among us; to encourage the publication and study of the historical traditions of said town; to acquire, hold and preserve documents, and relics, pertaining to the Town of Thompson records of all kinds relating to that history; to mark by suitable monuments, inscription, and other designations, historic places within the limits of the original Town of Thompson; and to encourage and participate in ceremonies observing events in the history of Thompson, Connecticut.
The Ellen Larned Memorial Museum houses a permanent exhibit featuring panels with photographs and information on the ten villages of Thompson. New this year is a special Civil War exhibit featuring the men of Thompson who fought in the war. On display will be artifacts and the uniform worn by the union soldiers.
Hours: May-November 11 a.m-3 p.m.