The Cornwall Historical Society is closed for the winter/early spring season. We will re-open in the summer of 2020.


The Cornwall Historical Society is not open to the public Monday – Friday, but staff and volunteers are on-site. To schedule an appointment with the Society for research or other purposes, please contact (860) 672-0505, or email us at

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While CHS staff and volunteers are sheltering at home, we are online checking emails regularly and working on our planned exhibition for the summer. Please continue to contact us, and stay safe and healthy!


The Cornwall Historical Society is working on an exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the opening of the exhibition will be announced at a later date.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of celebrating our local history and the centennial, we invite you to revisit an exhibition that was organized in 2013 by curator Raechel Guest:  Women’s Rights: Cornwall’s Radicals, Rebels and Reformers.