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Supported by the Windham Historical Society

Our Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Experience Windham CT from 1600's to present

"A Christmas Carol" Exhibit

November 19-December 31

Join us to celebrate the holidays with this Charles Dickens classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Learn the real meaning of Christmas and the holiday season after taking a midnight tour of Christmases Past, Present and Future.  Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts and even Tiny Tim will warm your heart as you tour our beautiful historical home.  We will be open during the Town's Tree Lighting and bomfire as well as Winterfest with live actors.  Exhibit open on Saturdays during the season.

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We Need Your Stories!

Do you own something that was Made In Windham, CT?  We are looking to "borrow" any item that was made in Windham including textiles such as quilts, clothing or needlepoint.  If you have a family member who made something special, a piece of furniture, a carving, artwork or had a business in town that made something (like train whistles, soda pop, milk, honey, etc.) and you would like to be a part of our ongoing exhibit, "Made In Windham," we would love to speak with you.  You can lend us the item, give us the background and history of the item and who made it.  We want to include as many homemade and interesting items (and their stories) as possible.  Please send an email.

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Made in Windham

September-December

Join us for this fascinating trip through time and discover the many inventions, clothing, instruments, and gadgets created in our own Windham, CT.  Meet the people born here who were instrumental in the progress and growth of our town:  farmers, business owners, mill workers, immigrants, women leaders and slaves.  Enjoy the nostalgia of early photos of town, schools, churches and the mills.  The best part is the stories, the folklore that helped define who we are!  Free admission.

TAVERN NIGHTS

Are you a foodie?  Like to eat?  Like to sample new things?  But most of all...... you LOVE history!!!

We have just the right night for you.  Join us monthly at our Tavern Nights where our guest of honor for the evening is a different historic figure who was transformational in the making of our amazing country.  You will learn about their contributions, their family life, their oddities and quirks, but you will also learn about what their favorite food and beverage was.  Not only learn...but you will get to sample their favorites.  Stop by after work with friends or make it a midweek date night.  The more people the more fun!  Featured guests so far have been:  Teddy Roosevelt, President John Adams and Edgar Allen Poe (seen featured in the photo).

Edgar Allen Poe joined us in October and read his famous poem, "The Bells," as guests sampled his favorite food and beverage: bread with cheese and eggnog.

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  • Dec 07, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Jillson House Museum, 627 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA
    Join us for Tavern Night where we enjoy a special beverage and snack while learning about a person who greatly influenced our country or community.
  • Dec 17, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Jillson House Museum, 627 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA
    Take a midnight trip with Ebenezer Scrooge with ghosts from the Present, Past and Future and wish Tiny Tim a very Merry Christmas!
  • Jan 25, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Jillson House Museum, 627 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA
    Join us for Tavern Night where we enjoy a special beverage and snack while learning about a person who greatly influenced our country or community.
  • Feb 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Jillson House Museum, 627 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226, USA
    Join us for Tavern Night where we enjoy a special beverage and snack while learning about a person who greatly influenced our country or community.
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