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 including the Hendey Machne shop exhibit will re-open this year on April 14th. Hours will be Wednesday through Saturday from 12-4 pm. Covid-19 protocols such as masking and social distancing will apply. For the safety of our patrons and staff, the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, and the Thompson library & archives will be closed to the public until later this year. Please stay safe and well. Send your questions and research inquires to email@example.com .
Torrington Together 2020/21
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