Portland Historical Society
The Portland Historical Society was organized in 1973. Since that time the society has completed and participated in many projects involving the preservation and appreciation of the town's history. The Society's activities have included the publication of The History of Portland, Connecticut 1976, the placement of plaques on historic houses in town, the placement of bronze markers at historic sites, regular meetings with historic programs 10 months a year, a periodic newsletter to the membership, an annual town-wide tag sale in May, an annual picnic in June, a tour of historic homes in town, an annual Heritage Week at the Museum Room in the Portland Library, co-sponsoring a year-round 10-kilometer Volksmarch through historic parts of town, and the annual historical calendar which has been produced since 1983. Our meetings are open to the public, and we have a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in learning about the town while helping the Society and our new museum of Portland History.