Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
Killingly Historical Center
* Photo courtesy of Mr. William Olson
196 Main St.
Danielson, CT 06239
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Open: Wednesday and Saturday - 10 to 4
Founded in 1972, the Society's charter is to promote knowledge, interest and research in Killingly and Windham County. The Society administers the Bugbee Memorial building (pictured right). This facility, often referred to as the Killingly Historical Center, includes:
- Museum of Killingly History
- Research Library of Biographical Data
- Family-Research Center of Genealogical and Historical Data
KHGS looking for relatives of antique diary's writer
When a Killingly resident found two leather-bound diaries after cleaning out an attic, he turned them over to the Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society. He thought someone there might be able to locate a relative of the author of those diaries. KHGS President Lynn LaBerge is trying to do just that.
The diaries were written by Mary Iverson Woodward, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Woodward of Danielson. She was born in 1866, just after the end of the Civil War. Her parents owned a drugstore in town.
Historical Photographs For Sale
Announcements & Updates
40th Anniversary Celebration
In celebrating the 40th anniversary of the society, we are offering an updated version of "Mills Along the Whetstone Brook" by member and past president Richard Adams. There are new pictures and updated information. The price of the booklet is $9.99.
Also available are pictures made into postcard size. Available is trolley in Dayville, first trolley in Danielson, South Killingly store and post office circa late 1880's, Westcott-Wilcox Old People's Home 1904, Day Building corner of Main and Union Sts., Abner Young house Main St., Hill Homestead Rte. 101 East Killingly, Williamsville Company Store circa late 1800's, Woodward's Drug Store corner of Main and Center Sts., Tiffany Mill, S. P. Davis Building, Adams Filling Station, E.H. Jacobs Mfg. Co., Central House, St. James Church, Railroad House/Hutchins Hotel, Kies Tavern, Westfield Congregational Church. These are available for $.50 each.
These items can be mailed to you with shipping and handling costs added
Moments and Mementos
Member Wayne Magao has his first book in a series of three "Moments and Mementos" available for sale. Copies are available at the Killingly Historical Center.
CIVIL WAR BOOK - A Great Christmas Gift
1861 – 1865
Letters home from the boys and regiments of Windham County written to the editor of their hometown newspaper, “The Windham County Transcript.” Published 2009
Individual soldiers, newspapermen, chaplains, and others wrote vivid descriptions of life in the ranks and as prisoners of war. This was the human side of the conflict that engaged brother against brother. Only those who had to live through it could describe the highs and lows of life as a soldier—from the boredom between battles, to the exhaustion and hunger when on long marches to the next battlefield, to the exhilaration after a skirmish was won and there was time to rest at last.
This book may be purchased in person at the Killingly Historical Center, 196 Main St. Danielson, CT for $32.00; or by mail: Check for $38.00 (including $6 shipping & handling) made out to the Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society and mailed to P. O. Box 6000, Danielson, CT 06239.
To reserve your copy download this PDF order form and follow the instructions.
The Plainfield and Killingly historical societies presented a program of readings from the new book “Dear Transcript: Letters from Windham County Soldiers during the Civil War 1861-1865”.
The Windham County Transcript was published from 1848 until 1977 in Danielson when it was purchased by the Norwich Bulletin. J. Q. A. (John Quincy Adams) Stone was Editor during the Civil War era.
Copies of “Dear Transcript...” will be available for sale and Marilyn Labbe, Executive Director of the Killingly Historical Center, who coordinated the book project, will sign copies. Civil War artifacts will be displayed. The public is invited. For information call 860-564-8561 or 860-779-7250.
KILLINGLY Journal On-Line Ninth Edition is now online.