Locally Grown History

Enjoy the rich history that is yours! Grab a Locally Grown History map and see all of the great historical sites – right where you live.

Visit the Locally Grown History website for a downloadable local map – or better yet – visit your local history sites listed below) and get the full sized map!


litchfield_historical_180Locally Grown History brings history alive by connecting the dots and weaving a story of our past. Connect with your neighbors, our historical communities, history enthusiasts, and other visitors. Along the way – visit our cultural and agricultural sites too – they’re open and waiting for you!

Historical Societies and Museums as well as farms, orchards, and vineyards are important because many have historic significance aiais_180nd add to the enjoyment of the northwest corner of Connecticut. We believe that our historic sites have something for almost every interest and, when partnered with a visit to farms and agricultural sites, provide residents and visitors alike with the perfect outing—without traveling far and wide.

Locally Grown History is a partnerhip program of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, the University of Connecticut, the Northwest CT Arts Council, the Northwest CT Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

gunn_180The 48 towns in Northwest Connecticut are included in Locally Grown History.   A project map, with an integrated History Hunt “passport” will be available on our website and at all of the participating locations listed below.

SALISBURY ASSOCIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Salisbury

UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
Salisbury

THE SHARON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Sharon

TROWBRIDGE FORGE
Sharon

SHARON AUDUBON CENTER
Sharon

SKIFF MOUNTAIN SCHOOLHOUSE OF KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Kent

SLOANE-STANLEY MUSEUM
Kent

CONNECTICUT ANTIQUE MACHINERY ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
Kent

STONE WALL DAIRY FARM
Cornwall Bridge

MOTHERHOUSE AT LOCAL FARM
Cornwall

FALLS VILLAGE-CANAAN LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM
Canaan

BATTLE HILL FORGE
Canaan

FALLS VILLAGE-CANAAN MEETING HOUSE
Canaan

BECKLEY FURNACE
North Canaan

LAND OF NOD WINERY & VINEYARD
North Canaan

FREUND’S FARM MARKET & BAKERY
East Canaan

NORFOLK HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Norfolk

LOON MEADOW FARM
Norfolk

COLEBROOK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – ROCK SCHOOL
Colebrook

WINCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Winsted

BARKHAMSTED HISTORICAL SOCIETY SQUIRE’S TAVERN
Barkhamsted

GREENWOOD GLASS STUDIO
Riverton

EAGLEWOOD FARM
Barkhamsted

HARTLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S GAYLORD HOUSE
West Hartland

JERRAM WINERY
New Hartford

TORRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Torrington

WARNER THEATRE
Torrington

GOSHEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Goshen
SUNSET MEADOW VINEYARDS
Goshen

LITCHFIELD HISTORY MUSEUM
Litchfield

TAPPING REEVE HOUSE & LAW SCHOOL
Litchfield

WHITE MEMORIAL CONSERVATION CENTER
Litchfield

TOPSMEAD STATE FOREST
Litchfield

HAIGHT-BROWN VINEYARD
Litchfield

WARREN HISTORICAL COLLECTION AT THE ACADEMY
Warren

BRICK SCHOOLHOUSE
Warren

HOPKINS VINEYARD
Warren

THE INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Washington

HOLLISTER HOUSE GARDEN
Washington

AVERILL FARM
Washington Depot

GUNN MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSUEM
Washington

HUNT HILL FARM
New Milford

NEW MILFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
New Milford

MERWINSVILLE HOTEL RESTORATION
Gaylordsville

WHITE SILO FARM & WINERY
Sherman

SHERMAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY – NORTHRUP HOUSE & THE OLD STORE MUSEUM
Sherman

MAPLE BANK FARM
Roxbury

GLEBE HOUSE MUSEUM & THE GERTRUDE JEKYLL GARDEN
Woodbury

HURD HOUSE
Woodbury

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE
Woodbury

WALKER ROAD VINEYARDS
Woodbury

FLANDERS NATURE CENTER AND LAND TRUST
Woodbury

OLD BETHLEM HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
Bethlehem

BELLAMY-FERRIDAY HOUSE & GARDEN
Bethlehem

MARCH FARM
Bethlehem

MORRIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Morris

WHITE FLOWER FARM
Morris

WATERTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Watertown

RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND
Thomaston

THOMASTON OPERA HOUSE
Thomaston

THOMASTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Thomaston

IMAGINE NATION MUSEUM
Bristol

THE NEW ENGLAND CAROUSEL MUSEUM
Bristol

BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Bristol

AMERICAN CLOCK & WATCH MUSEUM
Bristol

LOCK MUSEUM OF AMERICA
Bristol

HARWINTON ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE & BARN
Harwinton

LAMOTHE’S SUGAR HOUSE
Burlington

BROOKFIELD MUSEUM
Brookfield

NEW FAIRFIELD CEMETERY TOUR
New Fairfield

MILITARY MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
Danbury

DANBURY MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Danbury

THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
Ridgefield

KEELER TAVERN MUSEUM
Ridgefield

THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
Ridgefield

DAVID SCOTT HOUSE C. 1714
Ridgefield

WEIR FARM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Ridgefield/Wilton

PUTNAM MEMORIAL STATE PARK
Redding

MATTHEW CURTISS HOUSE
Newtown

SOUTHBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Southbury

DANBURY RAILWAY MUSEUM
Danbury

THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRUCKING MUSEUM
Middlebury

MATTATUCK MUSEUM
Waterbury

TIMEXPO: THE TIMEX MUSEUM
Waterbury

PALACE THEATER
Waterbury

NAUGATUCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Naugatuck

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