About Us

The Canterbury Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Membership is open to everyone interested in the organization’s objectives and willing to uphold its policies and subscribe to its bylaws, without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual preference or orientation, disability, or national origin. Membership dues are:

  • Annual: $10 per person
  • Lifetime: $100 per person

Please consider becoming a member. Click here for a membership form.

The society does not have a street address, museum, or phone number. But you can reach us using the Contact page on this website.

Members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Ellen Wilson, President
  • Robert Blackard, Vice President 
  • Bob Noiseux, former President (the bylaws stipulate that the most recent preceding President is automatically a board member)
  • William Kivic, Treasurer
  • Amy Orlomoski, Recording Secretary
  • Linda Orlomoski, Corresponding Secretary
  • Kate Zapadka, Programming Chair
  • Rob Munhall, Curator
  • Steve Orlomoski, Member at Large

The society meets monthly except in July and August, but we often sponsor special events in addition to our regular recurring monthly meetings. You don’t have to be a member to attend our monthly meetings, which are free and open to the public, and—following a brief business session—feature a history-themed program and refreshments. If you are not a society member, you’re very welcome and we hope you’ll check us out. Bring a friend along.

We invite you to join our email list for meeting and event notices by sending a request using the email form on the Contact page on this website. We don’t share your contact information, and you can opt out at any time.

Click for a list of upcoming meetings and events, here for a PDF of the current bylaws, and here for a PDF of our collection policy.

Please note the Canterbury Historical Society does not offer genealogical research services, but the nearby Killingly Historical Society, in Killingly, Connecticut, does. See http://www.killinglyhistory.org/.

Canterbury Historical Society