The Historical Society museum buildings and Museum Store remain closed to the public.
We will reopen as appropriate while following safe practices.

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.

— 2020 —

DECEMBER 5, 12 & 19
Noon – 4:00pm

Simsbury Historical Society
Ellsworth Visitor Center

Simsbury Historical Society – Holiday Botique

Looking for unique and meaningful gifts this holiday? Consider buying some gifts for loved ones (or yourself, of course) at our Holiday Boutique. The boutique will be set up in the Simsbury Historical Society’s Ellsworth Visitor Center, 10 Phelps Lane, Simsbury. There are many Simsbury offerings i.e. books, wineglasses, mugs, throws, ornaments and puzzles; and painted signs for Simsbury, Weatogue and Tariffville. Hand crafted gifts from 9 local artisans include: hand dyed yarn, knitted mittens, hats and scarves; blown glass ornaments and jewelry, great food gifts featuring local maple syrup products, yummy fudge and colorful and tasty French macaroons. The boutique will be open three Saturdays in December from Noon to 4 p.m.

Per pandemic regulations, please dress warmly (doors will be open to allow for maximum airflow in our shopping space) and remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing while you’re visiting. Because we need to limit the number of people in the building at one time, please bear with us if we need to
ask you to wait while other visitors are shopping.

Shopping at the Holiday Boutique is a great way to find unique gifts, support local artisans and benefit the Simsbury Historical Society. Questions?? Email:

— 2021 —

MAY 2021
Date & Time TBD

White Memorial Fountain Bash
Hosted by the Simsbury Historical
Society and Abigail’s Grille
and Wine Bar

Friends of the Fountain Bash
Wine and hors d’oeuvres at Abigail’s to benefit the White Memorial Fountain.

$100/ticket/tax-deductible contribution


East Weatogue House Tour
Details later.
10:00am – 4:00pm
Rain or shine
“Beyond the Garden Gate”
Simsbury garden tour sponsored by the Simsbury Garden Club.

For tickets, visit

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