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Welcome to the historic town of Windham!

The Windham Historical Society endeavors to discover, collect and preserve whatever pertains to the history of the Town of Windham, and advances programs to make the results of this research available to the public. This society is headquartered in the circa 1824 Jillson House, pictured above. It was built from gneiss granite which was quarried from the nearby Willimantic River. The same material was used to construct many of Willimantic's nineteenth century mills.


Notable Windham Residents

Jedediah Elderkin

Jedediah Elderkin was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1717. The second child and eldest son of John Elderkin III and Susannah Baker. He was raised and later married in Norwich before relocating to the more...


Colonel Eliphalet Dyer

Eliphalet Dyer (September 14, 1721 - May 13, 1807) was a lawyer, jurist, and statesman from Windham, Connecticut. He was a delegate for Connecticut to many sessions of the Continental Congress.Eliphal more...