Keeping Cheshire's history alive through our museum's collections, exhibitions, and programs.

View of Cheshire, CT map by O.H. Bailey & Co., Published Boston 1882. Includes drawings of important Cheshire buildings.

View of Cheshire, CT map by O.H. Bailey & Co., Published Boston 1882. Includes drawings of important Cheshire buildings.


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Fall 2019 Newsletter
Spring 2019 Newsletter
Fall 2018 Newsletter

Important Note for Spirits Alive and the Weather Forecast

We are watching the weather forecast which seems to dramatically change every 12 hours! We have been lucky to have five straight years of Spirits Alive fair weather, but it is possible that our luck may run out this year.

If required, rain dates will immediately follow the scheduled event, meaning Monday the 14th and so on. The tickets are sold and advertised as non-refundable but transferable as this is, at its heart, a fundraiser and as an outdoor seasonal event subject to change. If a determination is made to postpone a night to a rain date, an Eventbrite email will be sent to the email addresses provided at point of sale. Please continue to check this page and the Cheshire Historical Society Facebook page for updates.

We ask that our hard working volunteers and supportive guests continue to be accommodating, understanding, and good-humored in the face of this uncertainty. Please remember that the production of this event is an act of volunteerism and an expression of community caring by approximately 70 residents who give up their time, talent, and funds to produce this event for the benefit of our not-for-profit Cheshire Historical Society and for the entertainment and “coming together” of our community.

Regularly Occurring Events


The Hitchcock-Phillips House is open to the public every Sunday, 2-4 p.m. through the end of the year. Tours are available.

It is also open by appointment on other days. Call 203-272-2574 to schedule a visit for a private tour or for research purposes. CHS now offers WiFi to our researchers and guests and an updated Meeting Room.

Cheshire Toastmasters:

Cheshire Toastmasters will be meeting at the Cheshire Historical Society on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The meeting starts at 7:15 and lasts about 2 hours. Guests are always welcome. Stop by and see what they do!

Contact Us


Phone: 203-272-2574

43 Church Drive 
Cheshire, CT 06410-3104
United States