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Historical Societies/Historic Sites/Heritage Organizations

Properties and buildings with historical significance are integral to our region's heritage and culture. Historic sites help define and distinguish our region and build a strong sense of identity. In Southeastern Connecticut, their stories that will take you from the agricultural beginnings of Colonial Connecticut through the development of communities, the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the transformative effects of industrialization.


Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)

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The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is the oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization in America. The mission is to enhance awareness of Irish history and culture, while supporting charitable local organizations. The John P Holland division was named after “The Father of the Modern Submarine”.


Avery Memorial Association

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The Avery Memorial Association is a family genealogical organization which cares for the Memorial site of the Avery Hive, the first burial ground in Groton, and the Ebenezer Avery House, a makeshift hospital after the 1781 Battle at Fort Griswold.


Avery-Copp Museum

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Built c. 1800, the Avery-Copp House Museum is a time capsule of domestic life as experienced over the past 200 years. Our purpose is to engage the public in learning about the history of Groton and the surrounding community.


Colchester Historical Society

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Founded in 1963, the Colchester Historical Society's mission is to enlighten the community to the rich history of Colchester. The Society does this through exhibits at the Colchester History Museum as well as programs and events throughout the year.


Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution

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Connecticut League of History Organizations

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For over 50 years, CLHO has strengthened and sustained members by sharing knowledge and experience, and promoting best practices among museums, historical societies and all who steward Connecticut's heritage collections.


Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

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Denison Homestead Museum

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Home to generations of Denisons, this historic manor house built in 1717, was restored and converted into a museum that features five distinctly furnished rooms that reflect different periods of American history.


East Lyme Historical Society

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Founded in 1897 this Society has owned and cared for the Thomas Lee House since 1914. It is the oldest wood frame house in Connecticut still in its primitive state. The Society sponsors programs for all ages throughout the year.


Friends of Samuel Smith House and Property, Inc.

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Hempsted Houses

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This landmark property tells the stories of three great populations whose paths collided in early New London: the Native Americans, the Europeans who arrived in the 1600s, and the enslaved Africans who were brought here about the same time.


Indian & Colonial Research Center

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Museum and local history research center. Exhibits and materials specializing in local history, genealogy, and native Americans.


Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House Museum, LLC

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Lebanon Historical Society

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Lebanon Historical Society Museum

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A modern museum with rotating exhibits, genealogy research library and public programs. Children-friendly exhibit about Lebanon in the American Revolution. Beaumont House and Pastor’s Library are located on our campus are opened seasonally for guided tours on most Saturdays.


Ledyard Historical Society

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The Ledyard Historical Society seeks to preserve and protect the history of Ledyard and Gales Ferry, Connecticut, to educate and promote pride in our town's cultural heritage. The Society meets regularly during the year and offers many programs on historical interest.


Leffingwell House Museum

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The Leffingwell House Museum, circa 1675, shows a two room home changing into a pre-revolutionary tavern, ending as a gentleman's residence by 1776. Interpreters evoke the independent spirit and lifestyle of early America using displays of original artifacts from 1645 to the Civil War.


Lisbon Historical Society

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Mystic River Historical Society

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