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We are located in Killingworth, CT
PO Box 707
Killingworth, CT 06419


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The society’s major function is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and in war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacturers, trade and transportation.  It collects printed material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbills, programs, posters; manuscripts such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys, field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities of the past and present.

The society provides for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it, to co-operate with officials in insuring the preservation accessibility of the records and archives.  It also undertakes the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers.

"Parmelee Farm Image" for Sale

Celebrate Killingworth’s Parmelee Farm! The Killingworth Historical Society has revived its very popular Killingworth “images” program by starting a new series highlighting the Parmelee Farm Property. The first in the series of handmade images is a beautiful representation of the farmhouse itself – the future home of the Killingworth Historical Society. The image is only $20 and 100% of the proceeds from these sales go to offset the cost of renovations.
Many volunteers have donated their labor, their talents, their passion, as well as their money to restore the property to its former glory. In addition to the countless hours of volunteer time, the town applied for and happily received a modest STEAP grant of $150,000. These funds are being used to bring the house along just far enough to qualify for a “certificate of occupancy” at which point the town will turn the keys over to the Historical Society under a lease agreement.
Thanks to your donations and membership dues, the Historical Society has been able to contribute financially towards this project by paying for the new well pump and modifications to the existing well. The Society is committed to pay for the new septic system, the handicap parking area and access ramp to the house.


For your very own Parmelee Farmhouse Image, contact the Historical Society at or stop by town hall.



Do you have historical artifacts, pictures, mementos, or memories of Killingworth you'd like to share with us?  The Killingworth Historical Society is always on the lookout for items to add to our collection.  We're very excited about opportunities that are coming our way which may allow us to finally have a home to display our collection in the near future.

Sharing need not be permanent.  Photos, postcards and the like can be scanned, added to our archives, and returned.  When we're finally able to open our collections to the public, on-loan items would also be appreciated for short-term displays.  Join us as we continue to preserve the past and educate for the future.


The Board of Directors shall consist of fifteen members of the Society elected at the Annual Meeting.  The term of office for each newly elected Director shall begin on the first day of January following their election.  The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors shall be for three years with five members going off the board each year.

The officers shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Recording Secretary and a Treasurer.  Officers shall be members of the Board of Directors and shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at the December meeting, provided that a quorum is present.  The officers shall serve a term of one year and may be reelected for not more then five consecutive terms.  Each newly elected officer’s term of office shall begin on the first day of January following their election.

Susan Adinolfo
Carolann Annino
Deborah Dekkers        Treasurer
Florence Broach
Robert Broach
Bruce Dodson
Fran Dooley
Linda Dudek           Vice President
Betty Jane Folger
Claudette Lagasse
Thomas Lentz
Jan O'Sullivan
Gina Regolo               President     
Lewis Scranton
Katrin Walton               Secretary


To learn more about becoming a member of the Killingworth Historical Society, and to acquire a list of our life time members, please click here.


Revised on September 11, 2013
Copyright, 2013, Killingworth Historical Society
All Rights Reserved.




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  Use the Seven Mile Tour of Killingworth History
with the book below to conduct your own tour of Killingworth's past.

Cover Photo History of Killingworth
A Photographic History of Killingworth

The Killingworth Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of a book entitled A Photographic History of Killingworth. This book presents a pictorial history of the Town of Killingworth, Connecticut. Most of the over 200 photographs in this book were taken around 1900 and depict the houses, farms, roads, businesses, schools, and people of the town.

The book is authored by Thomas L. Lentz who has lived in Killingworth since 1966. He is a founding member of the Killingworth Historical Society, Historian of the Congregational Church, and Municipal Historian. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Killingworth Historical Society to support its preservation activities on behalf of Killingworth.

The book can be obtained by sending $35.00 to:

Killingworth Historical Society
PO Box 707
Killingworth, CT 06419

The price includes postage.  We are a volunteer organization, so please allow us a little time to send you the book.