The Chatham Historical Society was established in 1963 and today operates complex which includes an 1840 one-room school house and museum, opened in 2006. The present museum houses artifacts and memorabilia that tell the stories of East Hampton, Middle Haddam and Cobalt history.

Town Wide Tag Sale!

East Hampton's Town Wide Tag Sale will be held on Saturday June 15 from 9-1 Applications musy be received by June 1st to be included on over 300 free maps to be handed out to shoppers. Rain date is June 22. (The application should have a box to indicate yes or no for the rain date, and if the applicant would like space at our museum grounds). The price for a place on the map is $15.

Send to Debbie Day, 49 Champion Hill Rd. East Hampton CT 06424

Next "Explore East Hampton Walk"

Bird-Watching Walk at Hurd Park

The East Hampton Parks and Recreation Dept. will sponsor a Bird-Watching Walk at Hurd State Park on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 9 am. Alberta and Rob Mirer, long-time birders from Moodus, will lead the walk. The event is organized by the Chatham Historical Society as part of the “Explore East Hampton” monthly series program.

May is the most exciting month for observing migrating birds. Many colorful species can be expected to be seen and heard on the walk. There will be some drab ones, too, but they are just as interesting as the visual jewels.

We will meet at the North entrance to the park off Rte. 151 (across from Hog Hill Road). We will make an approximately 3-mile loop through the park that will include an overlook of the Connecticut River.

The walk is open to adults and children. Wear good hiking shoes. Tired adults and children can turn back at any time. Please leave pets at home. Bring binoculars if you have them. Thunderstorms will cancel the walk.

Directions: From the CVS in East Hampton take Rte. 66 West and travel 3.6 mi to Cobalt. Take a left onto Rte. 151. Travel 2.5 mi. to Hurd State Park on the right. Hurd State Park GPS location is 250 Moodus Rd., East Hampton, CT 06424)

After the walk people are invited to visit The Chatham Historical Society's museum complex located at 6 Bevin Boulevard. The museum will be open for tours from 2-4 pm.

For further information about upcoming walks or the Chatham Historical Society, contact Marty Podskoch, coordinator of the “Explore East Hampton” walks at 860-267-2442,, or visit

The Schoolhouse and Museum are open to the public the first Sunday of each month from 2-4 pm.

Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Monetary and artifact donations are greatly apprecieated. Ask if your employer will match your donation. Many do!

Old Photos Wanted!

Do you have old photos of East Hampton, Cobalt or Middle Haddam? The Chatham Historical Society is always looking for good photos. Bring 'em in! They may end up in a future calendar!