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Catch up on the latest THS happenings.

Museum Roof Restoration Completed

THS has completed the restoration of the Museum Roof at the 1902 Library building on Thompson. While the fundraising continues to build our cash reserves back up, after spending over $156,000 on the roof project, we can rest assured now that our valuable collections...

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Christmas Trees for Sale on Nov. 25

Christmas trees will be sold Nov. 25 at the Old Town Hall, $35 each. Come by to pick out a lovely tree for your family's Christmas, and support the THS - all proceeds will help pay for our recently completed roof.

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New Website and Christmas Shop Hours

Welcome to the new Thompson Historical Society website! We hope that you enjoy the re-design, and find it easy to navigate. New posts and website edits will be handled by Joseph Iamartino and his assistant (and future daughter-in-law) Summer Coraccio. If you need to...

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Historic Barns

In the past two years, the Connecticut Trust has surveyed almost 900 barns across the state. This survey has yielded a wealth of information about Connecticut’s agricultural history and buildings, but it has also highlighted the threats that face many historic barns...

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Echoes of Old Thompson Volume 2

Echoes of Old Thompson Volume 2 We have many copies of the Echoes of Old Thompson Vol 2 still available for sale on Half.com. To view the page or to order a copy click button below.

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Memories of a Thompson Boyhood 

Memories of a Thompson Boyhood By Carroll Hiscox Arnold and Diane DeManbey Duebber People of Thompson will enjoy reading this heart warming true story of life in Thompson in the early 1900s Download "Memories of a Thompson Boyhood" in PDF format

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A list of all Thompson, CT Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to  WWII Thompson, Connecticut Men and Women Who Served in the Armed Forces Revolutionary War to World War II Compiled by Joseph Lindley Download the article in PDF format  

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William Lester Map of 1832

Link to the William Lester 1832 map of Windham County please on the Library of Congress site: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3783n.ct000651/ Click on Map to see Thompson in 1832

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The Thompson Trolley

For information on the Thompson Trolley (and Trolleys in Connecticut) visit: Click on image to visit The Trolley Museum web site If anyone has rail or trolley related questions for the Thompson area, please see the acclaimed Tylercity station website and...

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“Ye Old Jacobs Tavern Clock”

"Ye Old Jacobs Tavern Clock" by Mark Snay At the time of George Washington's visit to Jacob's Tavern in November 1789, a tall English made clock stood in the hall. Last heard of in 1892, THS sleuthing and some luck uncovered how this relic of Thompson's...

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Thompson Historical Society, Thompson, CT Soliciting Bids for Ellen Larned Memorial Building Roof Restoration and Repair Project The Thompson Historical Society of Thompson, CT is seeking sealed bids for the Ellen Larned Memorial (ELM) Building Roof...

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Echos of Old Thompson Errata Sheets

Folks, as many of you know, whenever writing history books, we rely on memory which is only so good. Thankfully, our readers have helped us update and correct information found in the Echoes of Old Thompson Volumes I and II. For future readers of the...

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