The Fort at No. 4 is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a greater understanding of the multi-ethnic, multi-layered, messy history of the 18th century. To that end the museum employs static displays, living history and reenactment activities, classes/workshops, tours, presentations, and special events. With a better understanding of past actions, attitudes, and norms of behavior, one is able to make better informed decision about current and future issues:
“You are not judged by the height your have risen, but from the depth you have climbed.”
The Fort at No. 4’s mission is: “To professionally collect, preserve and authentically interpret both physical and intellectual resources which provide an educational understanding and appreciation for the 18th century heritage of the Connecticut River Valley.”
Canterbury Shaker Village preserves and interprets the legacy of the Shakers, providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit.
Canterbury Shaker Village actively engages people of all ages, fostering the Shaker values of community, simplicity, and innovation.
The Canterbury Shakers transformed their inheritance into a museum for the benefit of all. Therefore, we have a duty of stewardship. These values are powerful tools for fulfilling that duty.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum has over 70 pieces of rail equipment dating back to 1869. During your visit, you can see historic passenger and freight trolley cars, interurban cars, elevated railway cars, passenger and freight railroad cars, service cars, locomotives, and a variety of other equipment from railways around Connecticut. You will also find examples from Brooklyn, Boston, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Springfield, Lynchburg, Montreal, and even Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
COLLECTION OF THE CONNECTICUT ANTIQUE FIRE APPARATUS ASSOCIATION