Watertown Historical Society's Museum presents an in-depth view
of our local history. It documents and preserves the collective
memories of our community, to reflect on the present and pass
on to our future generations.
highlights of the collection include:
- Our photographic
and paper archives contain a detailed and fascinating glimpse
into Watertown's industrial and agricultural past.
- Our large
textile collection spans the 18th to the 20th centuries, and
includes many quilts.
- We have
an extensive collection of artifacts from Watertown industry.
On display are memorabilia and items manufactured by Hemingway
and Bartlett, The Autoryre Corporation, Watertown Manufacturing
Co., and several Bishop and
collection has Items both unique and curious, such as an
antique pair of wooden peg legs, and a small collection of locally
made antique mouse traps.
and fine arts spanning 200 years are also on display.
you to visit us. The museum is typically open on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 PM to 4:00
PM, but because of limited staffing, we ask that you call before traveling to make sure someone will be there. You may also call us at 860-274-1050 to arrange
a time to visit. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Then, perhaps
you will consider joining
us as a member, and be interested in what is here for the
whole town to enjoy.