Washington, Connecticut - An American Story

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Our exhibit focuses on all villages of Washington, CT – Washington Green, Washington Depot, New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. Some of the topics featured include Native Americans, Colonists, Forming the Town, Slavery and Abolition, Businesses, Agriculture, Revolutionary War, Immigrants, Flood of 1955 and more. This collaborative community undertaking touches on the major turning points, giving visitors an understanding of the unique people, places, and events that have shaped the town we know and love today.  We envision the long-term exhibit will inspire residents to preserve and share the history of their families.

Jump to a Stop:

  1. Introduction and The Native Americans
  2. Colonial Settlement and First Colonists
  3. The Fight for Liberty
  4. Working the Land
  5. Mills, Matches, and Marble
  6. Quest for Freedom
  7. Defending the Union
  8. Coming to America
  9. Opening Washington to the World
  10. A Town is Born
  11. Education at its Best
  12. Holiday in the Hills
  13. A Haven for Artists and Preserving the Environment
  14. The World Wars and The Flood of 1955
  15. Washington Then and Now

Where to Find Us:

5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT, USA

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