Our mission is to provide the best possible information, educational, cultural and recreational services in a warm and inviting environment.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10-8, Friday, 1-5, Saturday, 10-2
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.
Turning Pointe Dance Academy was founded in 2003 by Amanda Bonin and Meagan LaPierre. The studio has been the foundation to hundreds of youth in the community for the past 16 years. TPDA alumni have proven to be successful into adulthood in dance careers as well as other professions. We offer many weekly classes for all ages and levels in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Tiny Tumblers, Preschool and more! We are committed to your child and look forward to nurturing them into becoming the best they can be!
Bass fishermen love this 200 acre lake created by impounding the Quinnebaug River. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity. The 18-hole disc golf course is very popular. Hiking trails, boating, canoeing, restrooms with showers, and group picnic shelters are included in the ammenities. Interpretive programs. Snowmobile use is permitted in winter.
West Thompson Lake Campground offers 24 campsites (11 basic sites, 11 premium sites with electrical and water hookups and 2 lean-to shelters.) Families will enjoy nature programs, hiking trails, children’s play area and horseshoe pit. A public boat ramp allows access to the 200 acre lake for boating and fishing.