Purpose of the Thompson Historical Society
Extraction from The Thompson Historical Society, Inc. Constitution and By-laws, as amended September 9, 1999:
Article II. Section 1.
"The purpose of the corporation is
to perpetuate the memory of the founders or original settlers of the Town of Thompson, Connecticut, and of other national or ethnic groups who have made their residence here;
to record the history of agriculture, industry, and commerce in the town;
to record the ecclesiastical history in order to enrich our lives with the knowledge of the spiritual traditions which have existed among us;
to encourage the publication and study of the historical traditions of said town;
to acquire, hold and preserve documents, and relics, pertaining to the Town of Thompson; records of all kinds relating to that history;
to mark by suitable monuments, inscription, and other designations, historic places within the limits of the original Town of Thompson;
and to encourage and participate in ceremonies observing events in the history of Thompson, Connecticut."