The Thompson Historical Society
Thompson Historical Society Museum at the Ellen Larned Museum:
In 1902, Ms. Ellen Larned, Windham County's most famous historian and a native of Thompson, CT, dedicated a small library building on Thompson Hill. Now, a century later, that library building has been given a new lease on life thanks to the Thompson Historical Society.
Our permanent exhibit features panels with photographs and information on the Ten Villages of Thompson. Historical items related to each of the Ten Villages are also on display. Artifacts from our beloved 'last country Doctor', Dr. Robert Child Paine, are available in our main viewing hall. Our revolving exhibit room features a Civil War exhibit helping us commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Our exhibits alone are outstanding and, in the setting of the old library, now given new color and vibrancy, the visitor almost steps back one full century to when the library was newly opened to the public in 1902. Stop by! The Ellen Larned Memorial Building is located on Historic Thompson Common, Rte. 193, in Thompson CT.