We are following public health guidelines for COVID-19 to assure the safety of visitors and staff. Hand sanitizer stations are available for hand cleaning. Staff members frequently clean surfaces in public areas. Face masks are optional. We hope these measures will help facilitate a relaxing and enjoyable visit to the Sharon Historical Society & Museum.
The 1775 Gay-Hoyt House at 18 Main Street in Sharon, Connecticut has been the home of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum since 1951. The house and contemporary addition are home to our galleries of historical and contemporary exhibitions, as well as our offices and reading room. Our collections include American furniture from colonial to colonial revival, decorative arts, and iron-industry related artifacts, portraits by folk artist Ammi Phillips, an archive of historical texts, and an archive of photography, including the works of Frances Kelsey and George Marckres documenting Sharon’s history. In addition, we have a public reading room featuring a collection of Sharon and Connecticut history resources, family and property records, and maps.