Open W-F, 12-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm | (860) 364-5688

Open W-F, 12-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm | (860) 364-5688

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Wednesday - Friday, 12-4pm
Saturday, 10am-2pm
Admission is free

 

ADDRESS

18 Main Street
Sharon, Connecticut, 06069
(860) 364-5688
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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.

Rediscover Sharon

Visit the Sharon Historical Society & Museum to see exhibitions highlighting Sharon’s rich history, catch a talk or tour with the Curator and guest experts, and explore contemporary works by artists in Sharon and Northwest Connecticut. Visit and let us know what interests you. Are you a member of a club? We can help create a tour or event tailored to your club’s interests. Inquire by emailing director@sharonhist.org

Sharon Through Time

Click along the line of years below for a little taste of Sharon time travel! Visit our historical exhibitions, library or online collection of artifacts to go deeper.

  1. 1890
    Sharon Stage Coach

    Sharon Station and stagecoach (1890's). Sign on coach says "Sharon to Sharon Station." Partially visible behind the rear of the coach is the large metal ring mounted in a frame. Such a ring was typically used by fire departments - it was struck with a mallett and the sound carried for miles, announcing a fire. Perhaps it was used to announce train arrivals?

  2. 1999
  3. 1895
    Mutton Hill

    Sharon in 1895 from the top of Mutton Hill.

  4. 1999
  5. 1910
    Sharon Train Station

    Old Sharon train station circa 1910.

  6. 1999
  7. 1912
    Spring Snow Squalls

    This photograph from April 23rd, 1912 shows two children clothed in heavy coats and wielding shovels between two banks of snow. We can only imagine that these stalwart siblings are counting down the days till summer.

  8. 1999
  9. 1917
    WWI Rally

    First World War Rally, July 4, 1917. Three persons sitting on extreme right are Dr. William B. Coley (hand on face), Dr. Charles Gilmore Kerley, Rev. Curry, Episcopal rector.

  10. 1999
  11. 1920
    Train Wreck

    Train Wreck betweeen Sharon Station and Coleman Station. July 2nd, 1920.

  12. 1999
  13. 1943
    War Rations

    War ration book of 3-year-old Constance Gilderdale of Sharon, CT, issued in 1943 at the height of the Second World War.

    Goods remained extremely scarce even after the war ended, with millions of Americans forced to wait on long lines for their most basic necessities.

  14. 1999
  15. 1947
    Peter Rabbit

    "Peter Rabbit" (1947)

  16. 1999
  17. 1963
    Cold War

    A Civil Defense Room here in Sharon? While going through the stacks, we found these photographs of local Sharon citizens operating radio receivers in the Town Hall in the 1960s, post Cuban Missile Crisis. It's just a bit surreal that only 60 years ago this was routine, if not completely normal for someone to volunteer their time making sure Sharon isn't attacked.

  18. 1999

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