Please join us for our third LIVE ZOOM presentation!
An ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a….ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh”? But what makes these objects so strange to us?
What makes an object “weird”? This presentation explores some of Connecticut Historical Society’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history.
Celebrating 76 years... 1944-2020
The Torrington Historical Society builds a sense of community and a foundation for the future through the preservation and understanding of our shared past.
We do this primarily through the preservation of the Hotchkiss-Fyler estate, located at 192 Main Street in downtown Torrington, CT. The estate consists of the John H. Thompson Memorial Research Library, the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum and the Torrington History Museum as well as preserving the John Brown Birthplace site.
The permanent exhibit of Torrington's history is now open Thursday and Friday from 12-4 pm and on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month form 12-4 pm. Covid-19 protocols apply. You can reserve your exclusive one hour time slot by calling 860-482-8260 or by email through email@example.com. For the safety of our patrons and staff, the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, and the library & archives will be closed to the public until further notice. Please stay safe and well. Please send you research inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum staff can also be reached
by email email@example.com
Torrington Together 2020
Documenting our community’s experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Museum’s Torrington Together 2020 initiative is designed to capture the experiences of the Torrington community as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic together. Please help us to build this digital archive.
Take a Virtual Tour of the