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The Killingly Historical Society will be closed on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

The Society is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am - 4pm. Our Covid-19 policy follows the Town of Killingly's policy, which is compliance with the CDC.  If you have been vaccinated visitors are not required to wear a mask.  Any visitors who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear a mask when not socially distanced.

Founded in 1972, the Society's charter is to promote knowledge, interest and research in Killingly and Windham County Connecticut.  The Society administers the Bugbee Memorial building (pictured right).  This facility, often referred to as the Killingly Historical Center, includes:

196 Main Street

P.O. Box #265

Danielson, CT 06239

Phone: 860-779-7250

For more information email us at

Killingly Historical Center

Photo courtesy of Mr. William Olson

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Welcome to Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society!

Research can be fun and can lead to intriguing facts and stories about individuals, their histories, and events in the histories of our town of Killingly, our state and our country. 

My adventure started with a search of the local newspapers at the Killingly Historical Society for information on local men who went to sea on the whaling ships. One of the results of my search was the obituary of William H. Shippee in the Windham County Transcript of July 16, 1931. 

Click here to read the obituary.