Thompson Historical Society
The Museum Shop is Now Open!!
Friday - Sunday: Nov 29,30 & Dec.1
Sat / Sun. Dec. 7/8, Dec. 14/15, Dec. 21, 22
10 AM to 4 PM
Men's Emergency Shopping Day - Dec. 24. 10 AM - 1 PM "Staffed by Men for Men"
You can also obtain items from our gift shop by calling Susan at 860 923 5728 or by emailing email@example.com
Directions to "The Old Town Hall and the Thompson Museum
Exit 99 off I-395, to Route 200 East to Thompson Hill
At the tip of Thompson Hill Common, take the right fork which is Chase Road and the Old Town Hall / Museum Shop will be on your right hand side on an angle to the road. If you continue on Chase Road, you will reach a stop sign at Bates Road, and then another stop sign at the intersection of Rtes 193. You will see the Thompson Museum (former stone library building) to your left. Parking is along the road, or at Bates Avenue for the Museum. Parking for the Old Town Hall is along Chase Road or in the lot with the arrow sign.
Available Items in the Gift Shop:
Echoes of Old Thompson Volume 1: Sorry - SOLD OUT. However, we find old copies on www.half.com or www.amazon.com frequently. Be sure to download the errata sheet.
Echoes of Old Thompson Volume 2: (ON SALE - PRICE REDUCED)- This book, released in late Fall 2006, is 304 pages and include many photos, stories and letters about Thompson residents, information on Maj. Robert Thompson, Lithic Structures and the complete Bayles text of Thompson and Putnam history. The THS member price for the leatherbound version is $39.00 (comes with a matching leather sleeve) and the softcover copy is $24.00. To have the books mailed to you, please send an additional $4.75 for media mail to the continental USA. Shipping insurance is an additional $1.30. Please provide your name, address and either an email address or telephone number. Mail to: Thompson Historical Society, Echoes of Old Thompson Books, PO Box 47, Thompson, CT 06277. Call 860 923 3776 for other details.
The Movie "The Man in the Net" - DVD copies of the movie available at our museum shop. Featuring Alan Ladd!
The 2 volume set of Ellen Larned's "History of Windham County"
Artwork by local artists:
Thompson Common, by Tom Menard (color)
North Grosvenordale, by Tom Menard (color)
Egg Hunt on the Common, by Donna Lange (color)
Thompson Common, by David Wagner (pen & ink)
Thus far the Society has reproduced the following hand-painted
buildings and many are still available:
Old Town Hall
Library (Ellen Larned Building and now the Thompson Museum)
Church (The Congregational Church on the Hill)
Bank (Thompson Bank, now in Old Sturbridge Village)
Inn (Vernon Stiles Inn)
Gazebo in North Grosvenordale
Post Office (Pepin's General Store in Fabyan)
School (Tourtellotte High School)
Hose House (Fire Dept. building in N. Grosvenordale)
Mill (The Grosvenor Dale Company Mill, N. Grosvenordale)
St. Joseph's Church, No. Grosvenordale
Jacob's Tavern, E. Thompson. General George Washington ate breakfast at the tavern in 1789
The shop's staff of
approximately 35 volunteers stocks many unique gifts to give or to keep, for instance:
Thompson Wooden Buildings painted by local artist Sarah Emmons
A booklet of Yankee Magazine stories about Thompson
Local items: honey, maple sugar, bird feeders,
Prints of Tom Menard's painting "North Grosvenordale" & "Marianapolis"
************We are always looking for historical items, crafts and/or art from the greater Thompson area. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org