The icon of the Thompson Historical Society is our Old Town Hall building. The Old Town Hall, constructed about 1842, was possibly designed by Thompson born architect Ithiel Town, one of America's most noted early commercial architects.
The Old Town Hall has been called one of Ithiel Towne's last designs. While this claim has never been proven, it would make sense that Ithiel Towne, the founder of Towne & Davis, one of America's earliest professional architectural firms, performed this one last service for his beloved hometown, Thompson, CT.
A major capital campaign that concluded in early 2012 included.significant work to the bell tower and porch. The building received a full paint job and repairs to the porch floor and pillars.
Eastern CT RR Museum and THS are planning a walk and talk at the site of the world's only 4 engine wreck which occurred in 1891. The event will take place on the walking trail that intersects East Thompson Road. Read more...
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Echoes of Old Thompson Volume 2
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In the past two years, the Connecticut Trust has surveyed almost 900 barns across the state. This survey has yielded a wealth of information about Connecticut’s agricultural history and buildings, but it has also highlighted the threats that face many historic barns and related structures. Read more...
Echos of Old Thompson Errata Pages:
Folks, as many of you know, whenever writing history books, we rely on memory which is only so good. Thankfully, our readers have helped us update and correct information found in the Echoes of Old Thompson Volumes I and II. For future readers of the books, please download and save a copy of the latest errata sheet.