The winner will receive a $50 gift card and a book of Tolland history written by a local author, and the runner-up will receive a $25 gift card. Here you'll find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Tolland County ancestors. Click here to view and print form. And did anyone mention Bob? [2] It is the second-smallest county in Connecticut by land area and smallest by total area. Group photos in the jail and at the Tolland Inn by Kathy Bach. The town of Hebron was settled in 1704, and incorporated on 26 May 1708 within Hartford County from Non-County Area 1 of the Connecticut Colony. For every 100 females, there were 100.60 males. At our Annual Meeting, a long overdue addition was made to our By-Laws with the addition of a Technology Specialist under Article VII Standing Committees, Section 1 d.Technology Specialist – is responsible for overseeing technology in the society offices and facilities, making periodic reports and recommendations to the board. Tolland County, as it respects its surface, soil, & may be divided into two distinct sections, the eastern and western. Built in 1720 and occupied by the Benton family for 212 years, this is the earliest house museum in Tolland County. History. The 2020-2021 Budget, By-Law change and slate of officers passed unanimously. From 1899 to 1985, the town’s public library operated in the building. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 152,691 people, 54,477 households, and 36,707 families living in the county. President Kathy Bach said the funds will be dedicated to repairs needed on the cupola of the Old Tolland County Court House Museum. on Help Restore the Bell Tower on The Court House Museum and Let History Ring! History of Somersl, Tolland County, Connecticut US Gen Web Alternatively, for more regional records try browsing within all Connecticut collections. The runners-up were Sandy Willis, who suggested “The Bell Tolls for Tolland” and Patricia Nelson, who suggested “An apPEAL for Tolland.” Kathy. The diamond shape of the town seal has its origins in the diamond figure brand, ∨ ⋀, required on all horses kept in Hebron by a May 1710 act of the Colonial Assembly.. Hebron became a town in Windham County upon its formation on 12 May 1726. To support the project, tax-deductible donations may be mailed to the Tolland Historical Society, P.O. Coventry (/ ˈ k ɒ v ən t r i / KOV-ən-tree) is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States.The population was 12,435 at the 2010 census.The birthplace of Captain Nathan Hale, Coventry is home to the Nathan Hale Homestead, which is now a museum open to … Our archivist, Barbara Cook, and members of the Society found secondary sources that indicated the Lafayette stopped at Smith’s Tavern on the Tolland Green, near the Old Tolland County Court House, on his way to Hartford that September day.With its primary sources, the organization decided to include Tolland on the Lafayette Trail and donated this marker to reflect our town’s part in Lafayette’s extraordinary journey. The oldest cellblock dates from 1856, jailer's home from 1893. The racial makeup of the county was 92.34% White, 2.72% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. It’s time to sign up new interns for this summer. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 410 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (1.6%) is water. Other photos by Perne Maynard of the Tolland Historical Society. Tolland student Kate Reinard has donated a lovely drawing of the bell tower and cupola on the court house for us to use during the fundraising drive. When the project is completed, the bell in the tower will ring out across the green once again. The existing courthouse replaced an earlier building built in 1785 to satisfy the state’s requirement that the town provide a courthouse and a jail in order to be designated as the Tolland County seat. Support your local society by your family, individual or business membership. “In several craft activities, the explorers incorporated modern conveniences into the skills of days of old. Thank you to Sandy and Patricia and everyone who entered the contest. Please include suggested slogan, name and email address or phone number. On Oct. 14, the Tolland Historical Society launched a capital campaign to repair and restore the cupola atop the Old Tolland County Court House Museum on the Tolland Green. The small town of Willington is located on the western edge of Tolland County and is bordered by the Willimantic River on its west. The median income for a household in the county was $59,044, and the median income for a family was $70,856. [8] The population density was 372.2 inhabitants per square mile (143.7/km2). These will take some time to organize and videotape. Many country collections include some region level data. Jail Museum Director Kathy Bach leading an activity. Select a region to view its unique collections. Pictured are, left to right, board member Dave Geissler, Bach, Socha, Kelleher, board member Dr. Sharron Laplante and Vice President Celeste Senechal. Their nature art from the flowers in the museum garden on photo paper exposed to the sun, scratch art, painted pencil cases and decorated personal journals all used ideas and patterns we gathered from quilts, china and cut glass found in the museum…and some from our imaginations. The session lasts about an hour and includes a museum tour. The Explorers who took part were Abbie Poulin, Mia Santini, Avery Marcroft, Kaylee Hansen Edgar, Grace Condos, Ava Sapere, Sophia Ash and Julia Pizzi. Tolland County is briefly referenced in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville as the place that the ill-fated African-American shipmate, Pip, comes from. Box 107, Tolland, CT 06084. We are asking Society members, Tolland residents and supporters of local history to make a tax-deductible donation of any amount for the cupola project. We previously had reached a satisfactory level of service whereby visitors of all ages could interact with volunteers of all ages to have a well-rounded “hands-on” museum and learning experience.