Berlin Historical Society

The Berlin Historical Society is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization exploring the depths of Berlin, Connecticut's rich history. We offer exhibits throughout the year in our Museum to showcase the development of Berlin, East Berlin and Kensington, as well as the nation in which our town has flourished. Though our largest annual exhibit takes place at the Berlin Fair, we also offer exhibits and tours at our museum throughout the year, and are always open to questions from those curious to learn more about Berlin.

Volunteer with us!

Looking to get involved? As an entirely volunteer-run organization, BHS can always use more helping hands! We have plenty of opportunities and can use all kinds of skill sets - artists, writers, photographers, organizers, outreach, researchers, craftspeople, businesspeople, educators, graphic designers, and more. We welcome volunteers of every stripe, age and ability, and internship opportunities may also be available. Interested in volunteering? Contact us to join our team!

Become a member!

MEMBERSHIP STARTS AT ONLY $10 FOR STUDENTS AND $15 FOR INDIVIDUALS! Either fill out and send in the membership form below, or contact us . You can also stop by the museum and join there. Your membership dollars support our important research and preservation efforts, our speakers, and infrastructure updates. Membership earns you an invitation to private functions, our newsletter, as well as the right to help guide the Historical Society at our board meetings.

Click here to download our membership form.

Donate items and photographs!

Have items to donate? The Berlin Historical Society is always looking for donations of items relevant to Berlin history. If you have items to donate, please contact us to arrange a time.

Have old photos you would like to share? The Berlin Historical Society can scan old Berlin-related photographs for our archives while you wait, without you having to donate the photograph. Please visit us during museum hours or contact us to arrange a time.