In the early 1970’s there were two historic organizations in Newington, the Newington Historical Society, established in 1971 and the Newington Historical Trust, Inc., established in 1974. These two important groups merged in 1977 creating the Newington Historical Society & Trust, Inc.
The Board of Directors shall consist of 18 ( eighteen ) members, 15 ( fifteen) elected by the general membership and 3 ( three) appointed by the town of Newington. The term of membership on the Board of Directors shall be three years. The Officers shall be elected from the members of the Board of Directors . The term shall be one year.
The two Historical Houses, Kellogg-Eddy and the Enoch Kelsey Houses are owned by the Town of Newington and are under the management of the Newington Historical Society & Trust, Inc.
Historical Society & Trust, Inc.
Our Statement of Purpose
To promote Newington history by every feasible
means, to as wide an audience as possible.
From the earliest settlement to the present; archeologically,
architecturally, artistically, culturally, economically, politically,
religiously, and socially , we will try to stimulate an interest
and appreciation in Newington history.
To collect, preserve, interpret and display architectural
artifacts and documents that will serve this purpose and
encourage preservation of historic structures throughout
To provide public access to the Society’s collection through
exhibitions, tours, educational programs, lectures and
meetings relating to the purpose herein described.
Newington Historical Society Office:
679 Willard Avenue
Newington, Connecticut 06111
Telephone: ( 860 ) 666-7118
Email : NGTNheritage@aol.com
Office Hours: Monday & Friday Mornings; 8:00 - 11:00 am
Wednesday Afternoons: 2:00 - 4:00 pm