The mission of the Historical Society of Cheshire County is to collect, preserve and communicate the history of Cheshire County.


To implement this mission, the Society is committed to:

Share and interpret the materials of Cheshire County history with all who are interested in the region’s past and present.

Serve as a regional studies center encompassing archive, artifact and manuscript research collections, the Wyman Tavern period house, public information, and educational programs.

Cooperate with local and state historical and educational institutions to form a partnership in regional historical education.

Prepare and sponsor educational exhibits and publications.

Diversity Statement

Be it resolved, that the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Cheshire County recognizes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as a priority for this organization and adherence to the principle of equity across our community.  The Board endorses and supports this priority for our employees, volunteers, programming, and the community that we serve.