These programs will be virtual. Please email for a Zoom invitation.

Connecticut's Indigeous Peoples and the Natural World


Connecticut's indigenous communities have rich histories that date back thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. This was not the "wilderness" described by early English colonists, but an environment managed to enhance plant and animal populations. Dr. Lavin, IAIS Director of Research and Collections, uses her 40 years in archaeology and anthropology to bring the folklore and sacred stories of the ancients, who built and managed this landscape, to life.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 p.m.

A Vote of Her Own: The Fight for Women's Suffrage in Connecticut


How did the women of Connecticut work for - or against - the right to vote? In this program, we'll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from the Connecticut Historical Society's collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history. You'll learn about suffragists like Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Mary Townsend Seymour and Isabella Beecher Hooker, as well as some Connecticut women who fought tooth-and-nail against women getting the vote (what was up with them?).

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Workshop: What to do with Grandma's Stuff!

Suffield Senior Center

What is worth keeping, what should be donated, what needs to be thrown away... and how to get help in deciding.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Phelps and New York's Indigenous Tribes

Bill Sullivan's Suffield Academy American Studies Students
Suffield Senior Center

Oliver Phelps, once the largest land owner in the country, negotiated the purchase of millions of acres from Native American owners. Bill Sullivan's American Studies students from Suffield Academy will present their discoveries about Oliver Phelp's relationship with the indigenous tribes of New York State. This project is supported by a partnership with the Phelps-Hatheway House and Gardens, as well as a generous grant from the Suffield's Greater Together Community Fund.

Students will also update the developments of Suffield's second Witness Stone Project that will commemorate the contributions of Titus Kent, a Black Patriot, who served every year in the American Revolution.

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2022 7:00 p.m.

Suffield in Pictures

Suffield Senior Center

Come explore some unknown sites in Suffield. Delphina Clark left a legacy of photos and stories of Suffield's history in her albums, but there are some interesting photos that still remain unidentified. Let's explore together and perhaps discover something of your own personal history!

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:00 p.m.

Picnic Supper and Time Capsule Contributions

King House Museum

Bring an object or artifact to be placed in the Society's time capsule, which will be opened in 2070, Suffield's 400th anniversary. What do you want Suffield's residents of the future to know about Suffield today? What are we doing now that should be remembered? Bring your object, a picnic supper and lawn chairs. Desserts and entertainment provided by the Society.

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

King House Lawn

Bring friends and family, pack a picnic and lawn chairs to enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social. Ice cream and entertainment provided by SHS. You supply the your appetite for fun, food and festivities!

Rain date: Thursday, July 14

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Suffield on the Green

Stop by our booth! Meet us and see the line-up of programs for the upcoming year.

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2022 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2022 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.

SHS Fall Field Trip

Watch upcoming newsletters for additional information and registration details.

Date: TBA

Halloween Candy Distribution

King House

Come in costume and join the fun on the King House porch!

Date: Monday, October 31, 2022 Dusk - 7:30 p.m.


King House

A fire in the great kitchen fireplace, goodies and punch, Christmas decorations and a tree are complemented this year with an exhibit, Vintage Sports Paraphenalia.This year's exhibit will feature all kinds of vintage sports equipment, uniforms, photos and memorabilia. We will be looking for lenders, so start hunting through your attics and basements!

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2022 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2022 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.