Woodstock Historical Society
Mission Statement

The purpose of this Society shall be to acquire and preserve historical knowledge and materials of Woodstock, Connecticut.
It shall promote this history by every feasible means to as wide an audience as possible.

Upcoming Events: Annual Meeting


Please join us for a pot-luck lunch*, good conversation, and exciting news of future plans and programs.
This year we will be celebrating the centennial of our home, Palmer Memorial Hall.
Bill Brower will tell us how it came about and Tony Reed will share what is being done to preserve it for the future.
We have a lot to discuss and we look forward to seeing you at 1:00 p.m. at the East Woodstock Congregational Church Parish House.

Don’t beware, be there on the Ides of March!
*Please bring a dish to serve your own plates and utensils.

The Original Woodstock

The Town of Woodstock was originally settled in 1686 as New Roxbury by thirteen men (the Goers) from Roxbury, Massachusetts and became the first town in present day Windham County. Thirty families followed the Connecticut path west from Boston and settled in Wabbaquasset. The first homesteads were set up on Plaine Hill and the Westward Hill. Located on the conjunction of three Indian trails, the area was frequented by traders and was situated on the "great road from Hartford to Boston, and on the road from Providence to Albany." Woodstock has thrived since the early days and has played its part in history.  The Commons served as assembly sites for troops during the American Revolution, The War of 1812, and the Civil War. Roseland Cottage hosted Presidential visits in the nineteenth century. Please visit the Woodstock Historical Society Welcome Center next time you are in town and learn more about the fascinating history of our early New England town.

Opening Hours

Most Sundays, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment, Call: 860-928-1035
email: woodstockhist@att.net

Ice cutting 1930's

The Woodstock Historical Society is headquartered in Palmer Memorial Hall,
at 523 Route 169, in the historic hill district of Woodstock,

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