From First Nation to Colonization...the evolution of industries and the growth of cities...our part of New England played an amazing role...and we celebrate it!

A friend of iCRV and Professor at University of Hartford, Wick Griswold, tells us the value of history is if you know where you came get a better idea of where you can go...and we much we take it to heart in a series of great programs and features and promotions. 

From the lessons learned from First the colonization of the River that started in the early 1600' the struggle for independence...subsequent wars...and the role of our area in regional, national, and international trade and industry...we have so much to learn about our past.

Be part of the journey...we promise we have experts who are passionate and fun..and make the journey exciting...we think you will love where we live...a little more...enjoy!

June 2 Museum Update...more from the Henry Whitfield "attic!"

Category: Attractions


on: Jun 3, 2020

18th century Westerwald jug, from the Leete family of Guilford, Greatfamily legend it was given to Governor William Leete by King Charles II (survey says…..nope)
18thcentury cap block with carved face, used for makingand shaping caps and hats, original of the insult ‘block head’


Corner window in the second floor South Chamber of the Henry Whitfield House, part of the defensive features the house had in the 17th century


CT Open House Day virtual logo for June 13 with Henry Whitfield House pictured, we’re offering our virtual tour on-line that day