Day 12: Heritage


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Our Past is Our Present

Our history is a present we give our children.

Middlesex County is rich in local history. It’s true! We have 113 locations listed on the National Register of Historic Heritage EnhancementPlaces.

Did you know that each of our fifteen towns has an historical society, dedicated to helping our past remain alive in our present, and well into our future? Buildings, paintings, photographs, maps and other artifacts are available to be explored and cherished for generations to come. Special events, such as holiday fairs, readings and guided tours, help keep our history accessible to everyone.

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. ~Pearl Buck

Let us know: What is your favorite local history spot? What is your favorite “legend” of Middlesex County?

There are many ways to give back to our community.

Visit the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s 15 Days of Giving for ideas that matter to you. We hope you’ll be an ambassador for philanthropy in Middlesex County. Use #CFMC15Days and help us spread the word.

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The Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton 6 Bevin Blvd., East Hampton

(860) 267-0920

Chester Historical Society 9 W Main Street, Chester

(860) 526-5781

Clinton Historical Society 103 E Main Street, Clinton

(860) 669-2148

Cromwell Historical Society 395 Main Street, Cromwell

(860) 635-0501

 Deep River Historical Society  245 Main Street, Deep River
Durham Historical Society 38 Townhouse Road, Durham

(860) 716-5497

East Haddam Historical Society & Museum 246 Town Street, East Haddam
(860) 843-3944
Essex Historical Society  22 Prospect Street, Essex
(860) 767-0681
Haddam Historical Society  14 Hayden Hill Road, Haddam
(860) 345-2400
Killingworth Historical Society  P.O. Box 707, Killingworth
Middlefield Historical Society  405 Main Street, Middlefield
(860) 349-0665
Middlesex County Historical Society 151 Main Street, Middletown

(860) 346-0746

Portland Historical Society, Inc. 492 Main Street, Portland
Old Saybrook Historical Society 350 Main Street, Old Saybrook

(860) 395-1635

Westbrook Historical Society 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook

(860) 399-7473

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