Welcome to the Plainville Historical Society


Keeping Local History Alive Through Preservation, Inspiration, and Education

Established in 1968 under the leadership of the legendary Ruth Hummel, the Plainville Historical Society has been keeping local history alive for over 50 years. Our goal is to accomplish this through:


  • Collecting and preserving resources including documents, photographs, memorabilia, or other objects related to Plainville or considered to be relevant Americana.
  • Providing public accessibility to the Plainville Historic Center which the Society maintains as a research center, museum, offices, and store.​
  • Promoting interest in local history through programs, media, education, and personalized assistance with research and genealogy.

Current Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10 AM - 1 PM.  Other times by appointment. 







UPDATE: So sorry, but we received word late yesterday from the CT Women's Hall of Fame that the presenter for Saturday's program on Connecticut Women in Sports is no longer available. Therefore, we have had to cancel the program.


However, the Historic Center at 29 Pierce Street will be open 1-3 PM on Saturday. Our display featuring Plainville Women in Sports is still on. It focuses on the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame inductees and on the earliest pre-Title IX days of PHS Girls Sports in the 1930's through early 1950's. Other yearbooks will be available for visitors to look through for information on girls sports in the last 50+ years. Photos of the "Powder Puff" women who raced at the old Plainville Stadium will be an additional part of the display. 


Our upstairs Museum rooms will all be open for visitors. This is also an opportunity to ask us about research on families or other topics. No registration necessary - just feel free to drop in!