Museum aims to preserve local heritage by presenting authentic farming equipment, photographs, and documents related to tobacco agriculture
About This Deal
- The museum is divided into two buildings: a refurbished tobacco shed which houses large antique farm equipment, and the archive where visitors may visit a library and an art gallery.
- Membership is valid for an individual or a couple
- Open from March to the second week in December
- Opening times:
- Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Appointments for private tours: call (860) 285-1888 or email email@example.com
Need To Know
About Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum
Established in 1987 with the help of a trust fund set up by John E. Luddy, The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society has one goal in mind: to preserve the historical evidence of the cigar tobacco agriculture. The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum (1988) serves this purpose by exhibiting their collection of farming equipment and documents as well as encouraging those who experienced working at tobacco farms in the Connecticut River Valley to share their own memories. It features two buildings: the renovated Tobacco Shed with an audio tour exhibit, and the John E. Luddy Archives Building with archival materials and artefacts on display. The two strains of tobacco grown here are Connecticut Shade and Broadleaf.
Eye Catcher: side flaps built into the drying shed that allowed air to breeze in and are still in working condition
Permanent Mainstay: Section focused on tobacco farm tenting which displays the process with models of tobacco fields and sheds
Don't Miss: Francis M. Lutwinas Memorial Book Collection, which displays books about tobacco
The Building: The main part of the museum is located in a bright red, wooden curing shed, which was remodeled to showcase the collected equipment.
While You're in the Neighborhood:
- Northwest Park which surrounds the Museum is an opportunity to relax and unwind while walking along trails or having a picnic
- The Northwest Park Nature Center features exhibits related to natural history, geology, and meteorology, as well as a barn with farm animals
- Maple Sugar House offers a unique occasion to learn about maple syrup production