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Welcome to the Old Saybrook Historical Society!

World War 1 Remembered:  Historic Posters and Memorabilia. Ongoing, June 6th through August 31st

Beginning June 1st and extending through August 31st, the Old Saybrook Historical Society will be hosting an exhibit of numerous authentic posters that were made in support of our country's efforts in World War 1. In addition, memorabilia from the "World War" will be displayed. The exhibit will be located in the museum alcove in the rear area of the Society's General William Hart House at 350 Main Street in Old Saybrook. The exhibit will be open from 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment.  For information, contact the Society on Thursdays from 9am to noon at (860) 395-1635.


Saturday, May 30, 2015, 3rd Annual Antique Sale and Appraisal Day

This event has been extremely popular and will take place on the grounds of the General William Hart House from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 30th. Many antiques appraisers and over 100 vendors will be on hand. Tune in for more information as time goes on!


Saturday, June 27, 2015, Annual "Hosting for History" Event.   5pm

The Annual "Hosting for History" Event will be held on the campus of the Old Saybrook Historical Society on Saturday, June 27th, General William Hart House, 350 Main Street, Old Saybrook. Wine tasting will begin at 5pm. At approximately 6:30pm, the New Haven Pizza Truck will provide a variety of stone oven pizzas, salad, dessert and coffee/cappuccino. Gluten-free pizza will be available!

Live music will be from 6:30pm to 9pm and be provided by the Donn Trennor Trio. Tickets will be available after May 1st at the Society's Stevenson Archives on Thursdays, 9am to noon. Tickets to benefit the Society will be $50 per person. For information, call (860) 395-1635. Thanks to the sponsors Shore Discount Liquors, Hadass and Matthew Rubin and Saybrook Recycle Furniture.


Saturday, July 11, 2015 Civil War Reenactment. 10am to 2pm

Company F 14th CVI returns to Old Saybrook for a third reenactment in a day the whole family will enjoy! This living history event reenacts a Civil War campsite and musket firing with people in period costume. Admission is FREE! Sponsored by the Old Saybrook Historical Society, the event will take place at the Society's General William Hart House at 350 Main Street in Old Saybrook.



If you have an account at Essex Savings Bank, please consider voting for us during their Community Investment Program from now until March 15, 2015.  The money we are given is based on the number of votes we get. Whatever we receive will go toward small scholarships for our outstanding student volunteers who have worked with us throughout their high school career.


Ongoing Genealogy Roundtables at the Society's Stevenson Archives

Professional genealogist and Historical Society archivist Gregory Thompson moderatesa genealogy roundtable on the third Tuesday of each month from 7p to 8:30pm for all levels of family historians and genealogists. 




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