thompson historical society
Ellen Larned Memorial Museum
The Thompson Historical Society Museum at the Ellen Larned Memorial Building is open the first Saturday of May, June, July, August, September, and October, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. It is also open by special appointment for school or group tours and out-of-town visitors.
Call 860 923 3776 for details and schedule. Note too that many of the items sold in our noted Museum Shop are on sale in the museum as well
about the museum
THS members Beth Greene and Barbara Weaver led a team of energetic volunteers for the better part of a year to create a museum worthy of Thompson’s illustrious past.
The museum opened September 6, 2003.
Our permanent exhibit features panels with photographs, information, and historical items of the Ten Villages of Thompson. Artifacts from our beloved ‘last country Doctor’, Dr. Robert Child Paine, are available in the main viewing hall. Our revolving exhibit room features The Ladies of Thompson – Mill & Farm.
While the exhibits alone are outstanding, in the setting of the old library, you almost step back one full century to when the library was newly opened to the public in 1902.
Visiting the Museum
May – October: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month
School or group tours and out-of-town visitors may use the form at right, or call to arrange a special appointment: 860-923-3776
Historic Thompson Common
339 Thompson Rd (RT. 193), Thompson CT 06277