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Sexton family home, now the Ellington Historical Society

Nellie McKnight Promotes History and Literacy throughout Ellington

March 2, 2022 • Ellington, Education, Women, Work

Nellie McKnight was a teacher, librarian, and historian who served…


Halladay’s Revolutionary Windmill – Today in History: August 29

On August 29, 1854, Daniel Halladay a machinist, inventor, and…


Workers on the Charter farm on Crystal Lake Road, Ellington

William Pinney Does It All for Ellington

William N. Pinney’s life was one of public service. A…


Over Time: Ellington’s Historical Population

March 28, 2014 • Hide Featured Image, Ellington

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.


Elm Arcade, Temple Street, New Haven

A Beautiful and Goodly Tree: The Rise and Fall of the American Elm

Almost every Connecticut town of any size has an Elm Street, named for the popular trees that grew in abundance until a fungal infestation greatly diminished their numbers.


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