Save these dates! 

May 1 and May 2: Townwide Tag Sale

The Seymour Historical Society plans to participate in the Townwide Tag Sale taking place on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will serve as a fundraiser for the Society. We are looking for gently used items that you might like to donate to help make our sale a success. Your tax-deductible donations can be brought to the Society’s headquarters at the Katharine Matthies House, at 59 West Street, on Friday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.



June 7: Founders’ Day


Once again, the Seymour Historical Society will be part of Seymour’s Founders’ Day celebration. The historic Katharine Matthies House, at 59 West Street, will be open on Sunday, June 7 from noon to 2 p.m. Free shuttle buses will transport visitors from downtown Seymour, near the old Trestle Tavern, to our museum. This is an excellent opportunity to see some of our newest exhibits, including signs and other large artifacts from local businesses and organizations. 

                                                        2015 Membership Form

Get involved in 2015! There are many ways to help out the Society. Read the Letter from the President & the Membership forms by clicking on the images above to learn more. 

Join the Seymour Historical Society each month for fascinating exhibits. 
Have some fun right in your own backyard. 
Stop by the Program Calendar to see what is coming up next! 
Events are free for members and only $5 for non members

Current Exhibits:
"The Good Old Days"
A photographic display of how Main St., Deforest St., and Bank St. changed from the 19th Century to the 21st Century. 
It will be up through May 24, 2015.

Ebenezer D. Bassett (Our Country's  First African American Ambassador- 1869) 
Displayed in the parlor as a permanent display. Ebenezer Bassett's family house in Derby ended up in Seymour when Seymour's town lines were established in 1850. His parents are buried in Great Hill Cemetery in Seymour. 

David Humphreys, our country's very first ambassador

David Humphreys started the industrial revolution in Seymour in 1804.

Please visit the sites of our Historical Society partners - local Historical Societies with whom we enjoy close relationships,
and who have great programs and collections of their own.

We're now in our membership drive - Join Us! Our Program Sponsors
About the Society Membership Letter from the President
A Brief History of Seymour List of Board Members
Other Connecticut Historical Societies

P.O. Box 433
Seymour, Connecticut 06483
(203) 888-7471
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