The purpose of the Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, and promote the history of the Town of Pomfret, Connecticut.

Become a member of the Pomfret Historical Society and amaze yourself with Pomfret’s history

The Historical Society is the caretaker to the Old Pomfret Town House (1841) and the Brayton Grist Mill (1890). Both of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Historical Society Members activities may include:

  •  Assisting in cataloging artifacts and setting up a display
  • Curatorial & Docent Services at the Brayton Grist Mill (Training Provided)
  • Planning Coordinating and implementing historical related events or programs
  • Creating and editing informational articles, brochures, and signage for displays
  • Development of a new Pomfret Historical Society website
  • Digitization of historical documents and photographs

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic meetings times may need to be adjusted. The Pomfret Historical Society usually meets on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM at the Old Town House.

If you are interested in attending the meeting and cannot make it or have questions please contact John Charest at 860-460-6689 or

The meetings are open, and all are invited to attend.

Learn more about our team

The Pomfret Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the History of the town of Pomfret CT and educating the public about our past. The town was incorporated in 1713 but the community of Pomfret dates back to the mid 1600’s. The historical society was established in 1976.