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Educational Programs

The Torrington Historical Society provides educational programs for schools, civic groups and the general public.

We offer the following stock of power point programs in formats suitable for schools and/or adult groups.

Each program can be presented in 45 minutes to one hour. Please contact us for a fee schedule.

– Black Friday: The Flood of 1955
Disaster and recovery from the great flood

– From Settlement to City: An Overview of Torrington History
Explore Torrington’s development from Agriculture to Industry

– Torrington Works
The history of Torrington’s workforce

– The John Brown Birthplace: A Connecticut Freedom Trail Site
The fascinating history of Torrington’s most historic site

– Torrington’s Town Green: The History of Coe Memorial Park
Layers and layers of history from mast swamp to modern park

– Immigration: Torrington’s Ethnic Mosaic
The history and experiences of immigrants to Torrington

– Highlights from our Italian-American Heritage Collection
Photographs, documents, objects and more .

– Scenic Views: An 1894 Lantern Slide Show of Torrington and its Surroundings by John N. Brooks
Glass plate photographs by one of Torrington’s turn-of-the-century amateur photographers.
Presented with a reading of his original script.

– Waterpower: The Naugatuck River in Torrington
The history of Torrington’s greatest natural resource.

– Torrington History for the Second Grade
This curriculum-based program is available at the museum or in the classroom.  Program includes two components: a power-point presentation and artifact show and tell.  The components are available separately or together.

Customized educational programs are available by special request and as time allows.  Additional fees may apply.