The Historical Society is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to four pm.
Research and Saturday tours continue to be scheduled by appointment.

Ellsworth Visitors’ Center is located at 10 Phelps Lane
Phelps Tavern and Homestead is located at 800 Hopmeadow Street
The tavern is not wheelchair accessible.

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Questions about any of our events? Email us at and reference the event.

For youths grades 4-8
(youth must be able
to attend all 4 sessions)

Jan. 21 (snow date: 1/28)
Feb. 25 (snow date: 3/4)
March 25
April 22

11:00am – 12:00pm

Improv Workshop
No matter the amount of previous experience (or not!), youth will be guided by our trained facilitators into this amazing niche of the theater world.  Through teaching strategies, improv games, and a special knack at bringing out the best in kids, our facilitators will make sure every session is one students will love.  There will be a small performance at the end of the last session.

$10 for each session


7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dr. Katherine Hermes: “Uncovering Their History: African, African-American, and Native Americans in the Hartford Ancient Burying Ground”
Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Katherine Hermes, Project Director, Editor of Connecticut Explored, and Professor Emeritus of History at CCSU, for a discussion of Hartford’s oldest historic site and the only one remaining from the 17th century.

Members $8; Non-members $10

Select from below

2:00pm -4:00pm

Coronation Tea

More information to come.

The Simsbury Historical Society is a non-profit organization that depends upon your support. Please consider making a donation to support our efforts in preserving Simsbury's rich history. If you're interested in becoming a member of the Simsbury Historical Society, please visit our Membership page.