Sherman Historical Society

10 Rte. 37 , Sherman, CT 06784.

At the 1829 David Northrop House of local history. (860) 354-3083. Seasonal. Also visit a 200 year old mercantile, The Old Store Museum & Gifts across the road. Open Thurs. – Sun. noon – 4, Apr. – Dec. (860) 350-3475.

T. A. Hungerford Library Museum

50 Burlington Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791.

Established in 1906 as the Town of Harwinton’s library. Today it houses an extensive collection of local and unusual artifacts from the colonial period to the present. Special displays to be announced. May-Oct. 1-3 pm every other Sat. Group and off-hour tours by appt. call (860) 485-0517. 

Tapping Reeve House and Law School

82 South Street , Litchfield, CT 06759.

Rte. 63 South,(860) 567-4501. America's first law school 1774. Take a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th c. through role-playing, hands-on-areas, and interpretive exhibits. Explore timeless issues of travel, communication, education and community while learning about 19th c. Litchfield. Mid-Apr.-Nov., Tues.-Sat. 11-5; Sun. 1-5. Adm.

The American Museum of Tort Law

654 Main St., Winsted, CT 06098.

(860) 379-0505. Come visit the only museum of law in the United States. The American Museum of Tort Law offers everyone a chance to learn about this important pillar of our democracy – the law of wrongful injury. Visitors will learn about the cases that have protected our health, safety, and welfare, through a variety of interactive exhibits and a movie. In addition, visitors will learn about the importance of the right to trial by jury. Open Apr. – Dec. Wed. – Mon. 10:30 – 5. (Closed Tues.) Call for private tour information Jan. – Apr.

Thomaston Historical Society

158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

 (860) 283-2159. On the 6th floor of town hall, the Museum exhibits holds many artifacts donated by membership including furniture, paper memorabilia and an outstanding collection of Seth Thomas Clocks. Sat. noon – 3. May-June, Sept. - Oct.

Torrington Historical Society

192 Main St, Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 482-8260. The Society offers three museum exhibits: The Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, No Place Like Home: The History of Torrington, and Pursuit of Precision, a re-creation of a 1930's machine shop. Open Wed. thru Sat. noon -4 pm.

Watertown Historical Society Museum

22 Deforest St, Watertown, CT 06795.

Jct. Rtes. 63 and 6. (860) 274-1050. Displays depict the town's industrial, social and cultural history. Victorian parlor, collections of locally made items & memorabilia. Research Library. On grounds Nova Scotia Schoolhouse Museum. By appt.

Winchester Historical Society and Solomon Rockwell House

225 Prospect St, Winsted, CT 06098.

(860) 379-8433. Greek Revival home c. 1813, on National Register of Historic Places with period pieces, clocks, paintings Victorian dollhouse & toy room. Memorabilia from Revolutionary & Civil Wars. Winsted Fire Dept. Museum. New display has products dating to first Sythe Shop c. 1800. Tours: 6 p.m. Wed., 1 pm., Sat., 10 a.m. Sun., or by appt. Yearround.

Wolcott Historical Society

167 Nichols Rd, Wolcott, CT 06716.

(203) 879-9818. One of the oldest stone schools in New England featuring old farm tools, Edison phonograph, artifacts from Revolutionary and Civil Wars, children's toys, arrowheads from Tunxis Indians and three 1860's friendship quilts from Wolcott. Open Sunday late Sept. – Oct. 1 -3 p.m.