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.