Enfield Historical Society
Since 1960, the Enfield Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve the history of Enfield, Connecticut and to educate the public about our town’s history. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our three museums are filled with thousands of artifacts, photographs, and documents.
With three floors of exhibits that tell Enfield’s story from the days of dinosaurs to today, the Old Town Hall Museum is our flagship museum. Major exhibits focus on Enfield’s carpet and gunpowder industries, and on Enfield’s Shaker community. The Old Town Hall also houses our archives.
The Martha Parsons House Museum was the home of 2010 Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame inductee Martha Parsons (1869-1965), a successful woman executive in the essentially male-only circa-1900 business world. The house is filled with generations of Parsons family heirlooms and more.
Built about 1800, the Wallop School Museum was one of the last one-room schools in use in Connecticut. Today it is a place to learn what school was like in the days before the Internet, electricity, and indoor plumbing.
Enfield, CT 06083