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