94 Cherry Street, Fall River, Massachusetts
Mission Statement: To preserve, protect and maintain the Lafayette-Durfee House and to educate the public regarding Fall River’s colonial past. We at the Lafayette-Durfee House feel that the world is a richer place when we give back to the community. At the Lafayette-Durfee House, we strive to preserve our history and educate our citizens in the hope that knowledge of our past will raise the quality of our future.
Leffingwell House Museum
Begun circa 1675, this former tavern is one of the finest restored examples of New England Colonial architecture which shows the architectural development common to CT. Starting as a two room home that evolved into a pre-Revolutionary Tavern. By 1776 it was the elegant home of a Norwich Patriot.
The house is filled with a fascinating assortment of pieces representative of its architectural evolution. Interpreters use displays of artifacts, dating from the founding of Norwich in 1659 through the Civil War, to evoke the lifestyle of early America.
The Museum is open Saturdays,
April through October, 11am-4pm, $5
New London County Historical Society
Founded in 1870, the New London County Historical Society is the oldest historical organization in eastern Connecticut and one of the oldest in the nation.The Shaw Mansion, built in 1756, has been our headquarters since 1907. We are located near the corner of Bank and Tilley Streets in New London.
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