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Founded in 1917, the Madison Historical Society in the town of Madison, Connecticut, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of citizens whose mission it is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts and information that illustrate Madison's role in local, regional, and national history. The Society fulfills this mission through its exhibits, educational programs, publications, and entertainments for residents, students, and visitors. The Society provides leadership that encourages broad public engagement in Madison's history and future.

We own, preserve, and protect three Madison properties:

We invite you to visit us.
We welcome you to attend our education programs.
We hope you'll enjoy our archive of Historical Happenings newsletters.

The MHS History Book Group invites the public as well as members to the lively meetings of its monthly book discussion group. Please join us the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm on the upper level ot Lee's Academy. Please visit our Adult Programs page for information on each title.

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      The featured speaker, Jerry Roberts, is the official battlefield historian and special project coordinator for the "British Raid on Essex" project, funded by the National Park Service. Roberts has distilled six years of research on both sides of the Atlantic into a new book, The British Raid on Essex, the Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812.

The meeting will begin with a 30-minute business meeting, with the presentation by Jerry Roberts immediately following.  All members of the public are invited to attend.

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We welcome you to contact us by e-mail at

Madison Historical Society
14 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443-3155