The Edward Waldo Homestead is a vernacular saltbox house on Waldo Road in Scotland. It was built in 1715, by Edward Waldo, on land along the Shetucket River. He had purchased it in 1702. The house, which later had two wings added, remained in the Waldo family until 1971. Daniel Wa5ldo, who was born in the house in 1762, served as a Chaplain of the House of Representatives from 1856 until his death in 1864. Also born in the house was Samuel Lovett Waldo (1783-1861), portraitist, art critic, and a founder member of the National Academy of Design. When its last owner, Ruth Waldo died in 1975, she bequeathed the house to the Antiquarian & Landmark Society and the surrounding fields to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The house is now a museum operated by the Scotland Historical Society. Each year, the surrounding fields host the Sccotland Connecticut Highland Games.
The original Tourtellotte Memorial High School building, which exists today as administrative offices for the school system, was built in the Greek Revival style. The conerstone was laid in 1907 and the school opened in 1909. The school is named in memory of Dr. Jacob F. Tourtellotte, who was a ships surgeon in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. The school also houses a small museum, called the “Memorial Room” which contains portraits of Tourtellotte and his family and some of their possessions. It is maintained by the local historical society, and is usually open to the public for tours one Sunday per month.
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“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.
The Brooklyn Town Library Association is a non-profit organization operating the Brooklyn Town Library. The Association was incorporated in September 1893. The current library building was erected in 1821 to serve as a bank. In 1826, an addition was built to house an insurance office. A group of concerned citizens purchased the building in 1913 and donated it to the Library Association for use as The Brooklyn Town Library.
The Library is very active in promoting reading for children of all ages. For the past few years the library has supplied a Reading Room at the Brooklyn Summer Recreation Program. Library staff provides reading activities, books and games for children who attend, and an additional summer reading game for children woh do not attend the recreation program.
The Brooklyn Town Library Association will give the residents of Brooklyn the means to continue to learn throughout their lives, to meet their recreational reading interests , to find, use and evaluate information in a variety of formats, and the library will continue to be an important part of Community Life in Brooklyn and remain a free public library.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2-7 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Union Free Public Library is a small, rural Library serving a community of less than 1,000 residents. We offer over 10,000 print volumes as well as access to materials from over 60 CT Libraries participating in the Bibliomation/Evergreen Consortium. We also offer downloadable e-Books for your e-Readers and downloadable audiobooks for your MP3 players through Overdrive.
Hours: Monday 1-4 p.m., Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 9-1 p.m.
Seasonal, May through October, first and third weekends.
This farmhouse with a collection of Coventry history, built circa 1730, was expanded in 1758 by the Porter family.
Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, and representing a wide range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa.
Seniors and Students-$2.00
Children under 12 free
The Scotland Historical Society are the conservators of the Edward Waldo House which has a very long history in Scotland. Built in 1715, it remained in the Waldo family until 1975 and has a wonderful story to tell. The 10 acre property is also home to the Society’s annual Farm Day event, held on the third Saturday in May
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