Haddam Historical Society
Thankful Arnold House

News and Events
August 17, 2017

Garden Shed Dedicated

  On Sunday, August 13, 2017 the Haddam Historical Society hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new garden shed. Benefactor Jan Sweet officially cut the ribbon and unveiled the new "Sweet Shed" plaque. The shed has allowed the museum to move the gardening tools out of the outhouse and include the "necessary" as part of the tour. Please stop by for a tour of the shed, outhouse, garden or museum! 

Pictured L to R: Deborah Rutter , Dianne McHutchison, Terry Smith and  Jan Sweet.
Need Volunteers for Haddam Neck Fair

Each year the Haddam Historical Society has an informational tent at the Haddam Neck Fair. 

Shifts are 2 hours long and start at 10 AM. This is a great opportunity to promote the organization and meet interesting people.  It is also a chance to come out and support a community event that has been in existence for over 100 years and has much to offer. There are still many agricultural elements including horse, cattle, poultry, and sheep to name a few. There are still competitions in flowers, vegetables, and baked goods.  The baby show is still a big draw and the music is fantastic. If noise and motors are your thing there is the Street Stock Truck Pull and modified tractor pull. There is something for everyone. For more information on the fair visit www.haddamneckfair.com

Slots available all three days:  September 2, 3 and 4, 2017
10 am to NOON
Noon to 2 pm
2 pm to 4 pm
4 pm to 6 pm

Email me at director@haddamhistory.org or call me at 860-345-2400 if you can help. In advance-THANK YOU.

Haddam Neck Fair History Tour
Sunday, September 3, 2017
2:30 to 3:15 pm
Meet in front of the Haddam Neck Grange Hall
Free with admission to the fair

Join Haddam Historical Society Executive Director, Elizabeth Malloy for a fun and informative tour of the Haddam Neck Fair Grounds. Co-author of the Haddam Neck Fair 100 Year History, Malloy will cover architectural highlights and historical anecdotes. Participants will meet long time fair attendees (90 plus years) and former winners of the baby contest. Visitors will learn fascinating tidbits about one of Connecticut's oldest agricultural fairs.  The tour will start at the front of the Grange Hall.

Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
Haddam Historical Society presents
Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
Saturday, September 23, 2017
11 am to 4 pm

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 the Haddam Historical Society will host a tour of seven local kitchens from 11 am to 4 pm. The tour will feature some of Haddam's and Higganum's most stunning kitchens dating from the 1700s to today. Many of the featured kitchens have been innovatively and professionally renovated and demonstrate how a new kitchen can work in an old house. Visitors will also view historic 18th century kitchens where cooking was done on the hearth. Each stop on the tour will feature a special demonstration, display or tasting. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 day of the tour.  Please visit www.haddamhistory.org for additional information. The tour will start at the Thankful Arnold House Museum, 14 Hayden Hill Road, Haddam, CT 06438. The tour is sponsored by Covenant Kitchens of Westbrook, CT

Click Here to buy tickets online

Annual Appeal
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their 2017 contribution to the Haddam Historical Society and Thankful Arnold House Museum. Your donations allow us to continue our important educational programs, community outreach, interpretation and maintenance of the museum and the collection and preservation of historically significant archives and objects.
 As of today we are 46% within reach of our fundraising goal for the year. We have a way to go and hope that if you haven't made your 2017 yet....you will do so soon!

Make a donation on line: CLICK HERE

Exhibit at Library

Our Haddam Island Traveling Exhibit is now on view at Brainerd Memorial Library. It will be there until the end of the month before traveling to the Haddam Neck Fair on Labor Day Weekend. The exhibit is sponsored by The Center for Children with Special Needs, Glastonbury, CT.

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