thompson historical society

Ellen Larned Memorial Museum

Museum Hours
May – October: Open most Sundays 9am to 12 noon. We also open by special appointment for school/group tours and out-of-town visitors.


Contact Joe for details, to schedule a visit, and to confirm our Sunday schedule as occasionally we are closed for special events.
Note that several local items sold in our Holiday Gift Shop are on sale in the Museum as well.

Historic Thompson Common
339 Thompson Rd (RT. 193), Thompson CT 06277

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.