Located on the Town Green, The Union Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of Union’s rich history.
It houses an extensive collection of photos and other historical artifacts from both Union’s past and present.
The Historical Society is open to the public on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm or by appointment by calling (860) 684-7078.
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TOWN OF UNION CONNECTICUT
Union was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River, largely because of its rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633, John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained specimens of black lead or graphite from the Indians. During the Revolutionary War Governor Trumbull tapped this valuable resource for use at cannon foundries. On July 1, 1720 the General Assembly sold 12,500 acres to 12 proprietors for 307 pounds, comprising the area that is now Union.