History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum

Learn about the machines that made American what it is today at the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum. Groups will learn about early industrial and agricultural methods through exhibits at the museum that focus on diesel engines, steam engines, freight trains, and more. 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd. (Rt. 7), Kent, CT 06757. Tel: 860-927-0050. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Fire Museum

230 Pine St., Manchester, CT 06040. 860-649-9436. Displays of historic, antique firefighting apparatus and equipment. Suggested donation.

New Britain Industrial Museum

Delve into the five major manufacturing industries that put New Britain on the map while touring the museum’s extensive exhibits, which include artifacts such as anti-aircraft guns, munitions, brass works, appliances, and more. 185 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051. Tel: 860-832-8654. Cost: Fee.

New England Air Museum

Bradley International Airport, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. 860-623-3305. Aviation history and technology, particularly in regard to Connecticut's contributions. Fee.

Norwalk Museum

41 North Main Street, Norwalk, CT. 06854. 203-866-0202. Variety of exhibits relating to the art and history of the area. Fee.

The Barnum Museum

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. 203-331-1104. An extensive collection related to P. T. Barnum and the history of Bridgeport. Fee.

The Golden Age of Trucking Museum

1101 Southford Road, Middlebury, CT 06762. 203-577-2181. Exhibits focuses on the history of American truck transportation. Fee.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum

115 Pierson Ln., Windsor, CT 06095. 860-683-2903. Hands-on displays of the history and evolution of electronic communications from 1850’s-1970’s. Free.