CT Open House Day

Old Brick, Museum Room in Town Hall, and the Stanton House will all be open on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 4:00 p.m. as part of the statewide CT Open House Day. Each year, more than 200 museums, galleries, and organizations in towns across CT open their doors for free to visitors. Drop in to visit our local historical treasures. CHS will have docents available in the house, gardens, tool museum, and library. Come see how much we have to offer!

The Abraham pierson school will be the subject of our special exhibit in the museum room this year.

The Abraham pierson school will be the subject of our special exhibit in the museum room this year.

Museum Room Open Every Thursday
Now Showing: Pierson School Exhibit

An often overlooked gem, the Museum Room in Town Hall is a treasure trove of historical artifacts from Clinton’s past and is now open every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Permanent exhibits include displays about early settlers, education, Native Americans, industry, shipbuilding, and the War of 1812. 

This year, our special exhibit honors the history of the Abraham Pierson School which is closing in June 2019. The exhibit includes memorabilia from many decades including school programs, posters, report cards, and more.

CHS and the Little Red Schoolhouse

Update: CHS board member Carrie Allen has been working with the Town’s Board of Selectman and recently received permission for CHS to inventory and clean the Little Red Schoolhouse. That’ll be the first step. We still plan to seek permission to open the schoolhouse for town-wide events later this year.

On August 28, 2018 a group of CHS board members toured the Little Red Schoolhouse on Cow Hill Road and made plans to help the Department of Public Works decide how to restore the interior so that residents can visit this historical gem. One hundred years ago, this property was the site for the town's annual 4th of July picnics. Wouldn't it be fun to revive that event? The teacups and china are ready and waiting in the cabinets.