Thankful Arnold House The Haddam Historical Society
Haddam Historical Society Thankful Arnold House History of Haddam Haddam Historic Sites
Volunteer Opportunities
Antiques Show
Research & Collections
Contact Us


News and Upcoming Events

Connecticut Open House Day- June 9, 2018. 12 noon to 4 pm at the Thankful Arnold House

The Haddam Historical Society will participate in the 14th Annual Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12 Noon to 4 pm. This statewide event supported by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism is designed to broaden awareness of Connecticut’s cultural assets and encourage visitors to become ambassadors who share newfound discoveries with families and friends.


Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day- June 24, 2018. 12 noon to 4 pm at the Thankful Arnold House

Visitors will learn how herbs, vegetables and plants were used by the Widow Thankful Arnold in the early 19 th century. The Wilhelmina Ann Arnold Barnhart Memorial Garden features over 50 varieties of herbs including those used in cooking, dyeing, fragrance and medicine. The museum’s newly interpreted outhouse will also be on the tour.

This year’s activity for both adults and children will be making a small hedgehog or mouse from teasel plants grown in the garden or make a lavender sachet. Our newly published garden brochure will be featured and distributed throughout the afternoon. Light refreshments will also be served including our famous rhubarb tea. For further information visit or call 860-345-2400.


Summer Program at the Haddam Historical Society June 26 to June 29, 2018 at the Thankful Arnold House Museum

The Haddam Historical Society is pleased to announce its 13th annual summer program, “AWeek in the Life of an Early American Child,” offered for girls and boys ages 8-12. This year the program will take place Tuesday, June 26 – Friday, June 29, 2018.

Students will travel back in time to the year 1830 and spend the week with Mrs. Thankful Arnold and her family. All activities take place at the Thankful Arnold House Museum in Haddam, and they include caring for farm animals; carding, spinning and felting wool; creating a mini floorcloth; making butter; baking; playing with Colonial toys and games, and even dancing! The fee is $139 for the four days with all materials and snacks included. The first three days, Tues June 26, Wed June 27 and Thurs June 28, will be half-day sessions (9 am to noon). Friday June 29 will be a full day session (9 am to 3 pm).

For more information and registration, go to . For questions, contact Sarah Neal, Education Coordinator, The Haddam Historical Society, at or call 860 345-2400.

Haddam Historical Society, 14 Hayden Hill Road, Haddam, CT 06438































Home | Contact Us | Links | Sitemap
Haddam Historical Society | Thankful Arnold House | History of Haddam | Historic Sites in Haddam

© 2005 Haddam Historical Society - All Rights Reserved
Site by Paysonllc