Cornwall Historical Society

7 Pine St., Cornwall, CT 06753.

(860) 672-0505. A great starting point for exploring the Cornwall area, with walking tours, local history publications, lectures and family programs. Research by appt. year-round. Summer exhibits in converted Victorian Barn. Open Sat. 10 – 4 & Sun. 1- 4.

Cyrenius H. Booth Library/Museum

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470.

(203) 426-4533. Our library is a showcase for the tour of Newtown. Excellent collection of library materials and displays of historical materials relating to Newtown. We also have antique books and genealogy collections.

Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority

43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 743-5200. The museum maintains the John and Mary Rider House (c. 1785) with exhibits reflecting life before, during and after the Revolutionary War; the John Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790) details the processes used in hat production and displays a variety of Danbury hats; the Marian Anderson Studio has exhibits celebrating the life of world renowned contralto Marian Anderson, and maintains the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize winner and father of modern American music Charles Ives. Take a self-guided walk around Ives birthplace (interior closed). Sat. 10-4.

Danbury Railway Museum

120 White St., Danbury, CT 06810.

(203) 778-8337. Over sixty vintage locomotives and railroad cars are on display; some are open for tours. Educational exhibits of railroad artifacts and photographs. Four operating model train layouts. Train rides on weekends in rail yard April thru Nov. Summer Hours: June, Jul., Aug. Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5. Winter Hours: Sept. thru May Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 3-12 yrs. $4, Children 2 yrs. & under free. Train rides extra. Special prices for events – call for details.

Double D Living History Farm

102 Painter Hill Rd., Roxbury, CT 06783.

(860) 354-0649. Displaying over 200 antique farm tractors (1899 - 1954), gas engines, old trucks, farm implements, and country life artifacts, on a picturesque 650-acre farm in historic Roxbury. Group or individual tours available by appointment April 1 - Nov. 1.

Eric Sloane Museum

31 Kent-Cornwall Rd., Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-3849. Features works of art by noted artist and author Eric Sloane, and houses a reconstruction of his studio as it was at the time of his death. Gallery exhibits examples of his art and his extensive collection of early American tools. Remains of Kent Iron Furnace (1826 – 1892) on the grounds.

Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society Office

44 Railroad St., Falls Village, CT 06031.

P.O. Box 206. (860) 824-8226. Among the displays at the museum are artifacts from the local railroad lines, the Ames Iron Works, war items, domestic displays, and local business artifacts. Genealogy and local history research material is available. Open by appt. while museum is being renovated.

General David Humphreys House, Derby Historical Society

37 Elm St., Ansonia, CT 06401.

(203) 735-1908. The Humphreys House 1698 c. is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War officer and friend of George Washington who later became our nation's first ambassador. The house has been restored to its mid 18th c. appearance, incorporating elements of Lower Naugatuck Valley history from the pre-colonial, colonial, revolutionary, and federal periods. Year-round Mon.- Fri. 1–4, Summer hours: July – Aug. 9 – noon. Mon. – Fri. Adm. Adults: $5., Seniors & Children 8-16 yrs. $3.

Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden

49 Hollow Rd., (off Rte. 6) , Woodbury, CT 06798.

((203) 263-2855. Simple but elegant home of John Rutgers Marshall, his wife, nine children and three slaves who lived in the "glebe" during the Revolutionary War where the first American Bishop of the Episcopal Church was elected in 1783. The house has fine period paneling and an 18th century Woodbury furniture collection, and gift shop. Site of only garden in the U.S. designed by Gertrude Jekyll. May-Oct., Wed.-Sun. 1-4; Nov.-Mar. by appt. Adm.

Goshen Historical Society

21 Old Middle St., Rte. 63, Goshen, CT 06756.

(860) 491-9610. The Academy Building (1824) exhibits emphasize the history of Goshen and showcase collections of former citizens. Open Tues. 10 - noon April-Oct., and by appt. Four Saturday Summer Programs. Free.