2nd Friday of every month
at 38 Town House Rd

Next Meetings:

Month of February
Friday the 8th, 7:30pm
@ Schoolhouse

Month of March
Friday the 8th, 7:30pm
@ Schoolhouse
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Grand Reopening!

Visit us on these upcoming dates in 2013!:
  • Sat, April 13th, 10am-2pm
  • Sat, May 11th, 10am-2pm
  • Sat, June 15th, 10am-2pm
  • Sat, June 15th, 10am-2pm
  • Sat, July 13th, 10am-2pm
  • Sat, August 10th, 10am-2pm
  • Sat, September 14th, 10am-2pm
  • Sat, October 12th, 10am-2pm
  • Annual Civil War Encampment:
    September 26th-29th during the hours of the 2013 Durham Fair
    The historical society will be open to visitors on the 28th from 10am-2pm

On May 12th 2012, we celebrated our grand reopening! The Center Schoolhouse has been closed to the public for over a decade due to renovations. Thanks to those who joined us for our reopening celebration! Our new exhibits feature items from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, as well as children's samplers and women's clothing.

The society's headquarters at the 1775 Center Schoolhouse.


The Durham Historical Society is pleased to annouce that we have been awarded a grant of $3,480.00 for display cases from the Middlesex County Community Foundation/Herb and Ellen Patterson Memorial Fund. As the society moves forward in our efforts to bring exhibits on Durham history to the community, we had a great need for display cases for our second floor exhibit space. Thanks to the Middlesex County Community Foundation, we will be able to purchase two display cases that are being custom built at the Cabinet Shoppe in East Hampton, CT. More information about the foundation can be found on their website

middlesex county community foundation

“The Middlesex County Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of the County, now and in the future, by developing endowments, making grants that have impact and assisting donors in meeting their philanthropic objectives. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has provided over $1.8 million in grants to more than 220 organizations for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities, environmental improvements and for health and human services.”