News and Events
Haddam Historical Society
Thankful Arnold House Museum
April 8, 2019
Higganum Landing
National Register Historic District

The Society is pleased to announce that the Higganum Landing National Register District has been approved by the National Park Service. This is the third National Register District in Haddam. The other two include of the Haddam Center National Register District and Camp Bethel National Register District. The town has one individual listing on the National Register, the James Hazelton House. Here is a link to the Higganum Landing National Register Nomination posted on the HHS Web site.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
The Haddam Historical society would like to thank all the volunteers who worked on the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show ton March 23 and 24 at the Armory in Hartford. We are fortunate enough to have such dedicated and talented supporters who gave their time and talent to make this important fundraiser a success. 
Elizabeth Adams
Claude & Nancy Albert
Mark & Jane Aldieri
Lynda Birch
Charlene Breen
Donna Brinckerhoff
Jack Calhoun
Tiger Carlson
Gail Christie & Mark Stephens
Carl & Marijean Conrad
Liz Conroy
Lynne Cooper & Russ Pekrul
Kathy Curran & Patrick Pinnell
Mel Ellis
Melissa Gibson
Rogene Gillmor
Bill Gresham
Richard & Sally Haase
Pat Hartman
R. Maureen Hawksley
Holly & Tim Jarrell
David Kaplan
Debbie Karpf
Karen Kruger
Tracy and Kevin LaComb
Elizabeth and David Malloy
Prema Manohar
Dick & Carol Matregrano
Gerry Matthews
Dianne & Annie McHutchison
Barbara & Russ Miller
 Dr. Donald E. Miller
Edward & Judy Munster
Sarah & David Neal
Joanne Nesti
Cindy O’Neill
Melissa Pionzio
Gail Reynolds
Bruce Ricker
Amy Roper
Bill Schneider
Laura Schneider
Isabelle Seggerman
Carol & Terry Smith
Emily Smith
Ed & Kathy Stanton
Jackie, Joe and Elaine Stephens
Cindy Sullivan
Terry Twigg
Robert Waller
Shad Museum Open
The Haddam Shad Museum displays the history of shad fishing on the Connecticut River since colonial era days. The museum will be open on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, through June 16. It is also open by appointment.

 Located at 212 Saybrook Road in Higganum behind the gas station. For additional information call 860-267-0388. 
We remember

The Haddam Historical Society remembers two long-time members Rick MacLennan and Jo Brann.

Rick was a life -time member of the Haddam Historical Society and an integral part of securing and running the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show in the 1990s. He also served as President of the Board of Directors and played an important role in the early years of the society stewarding the antiques show, following Frances Phipps death. His goal was to maintain the high stature and integrity of the show and was proud to present the finest American furniture and decorative and fine arts.

Jo Brann was a long- time member who helped with office support and events, stuffing many envelopes and serving as a guide on house tours. Jo was always good for a hysterical story and putting a smile on your face. She was active in the Haddam Garden Club, Haddam Public Health and Club 60.

Both contributed to the Town of Haddam in many ways and we will miss them.
Rick MacLennan on the Croquet Field
Jo Brann
Upcoming Events

  • April 27, 2019 Taste of Haddam and Beyond Fundraiser at Brainerd Memorial Library. HHS will have a pictorial display on the history of the library. Visit for more information.

  • May 4. 2019 Town Wide Tag Sale- Estate Sale on the grounds of the Thankful Arnold House Museum

  • May 19- Haddam Historical Society visits the Haddam Shad Museum 1 pm to 3 pm

  • May 23- Annual Meeting
  • June 1, 2019 3rd Annual Chardonnay and Croquet

  • June 8- Connecticut Open House Day at Thankful Arnold House Museum 12 noon to 4 pm
  • June 23- Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day 12 noon to 4 pm
The above three photos show the deterioration of a house that once stood in the Turkey Hill area of town. The first photo was taken by Charles Church circa 1915. The other two come from the Ernest Dickinson Collection and were taken circa 1918.
Please note that the office and museum will be closed Wednesday, April 10 to Monday, April 15. 2019
The Haddam Historical Society Around the World!
HHS Member Sue Costa and friends in Cienfuegos, Cuba
Mark Stephens and Gail Christie just above the entrance to Doubtful Sound on the south island of New Zealand.
If you would like to bring the banner on your next trip, just call Lisa Malloy at 860-345-2400. It is off to Savannah, Georgia next week.