Current Events



The History of the Branford Community House

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
7:00pm at the The Community House

Join us for an exciting presentation by
Alex Paluzzi, Branford Parks & Rec. Director about this history of this special building and its deep roots in our town, at the newly rennovated Community House.

Restoring Historic Homes

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
7:00pm at the The Community House

Join us for an informative presentation by Erin Fink on the State of CT Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program


Tour The Harrison House Museum

The Historic Harrison House Museum at 124 Main Street, Branford is open to the public for free guided tours every Saturday, from 1-4 pm, June through the end of September or by appointment. (Donations are appreciated)

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The circa 1724 saltbox house and property is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places, and is maintained by the Branford Historical Society. It features period furnishings and Branford artifacts.

Also on the two-acre site, is the Harrison House Barn with a display of local period tools, a colonial flower garden, and a lovely herb garden. The gardens were established and are beautifully maintained by the
Branford Garden Club.

Historic House Plaques & Research Service

The Branford Historical Society offers house plaques to identify historic structures and landmarks in Branford. Properties are acknowledged by date of construction and by original or historically recognized owner.


Annual Holiday Open House

December 8, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm
at the Harrison House Museum

Join us for an afternoon to get in the holiday spirit, meet other members, and enjoy holiday decorations, the tasty refreshments, including warm mulled apple cider, and lovely music by classical guitarist, Bob Wood. Guides will welcome you as you tour the House, the Barn, and our current Exhibits. There will be raffles, including our decorated Christmas tree, center pieces and wreaths.

2019 Columbus Day Parade

On October 13, 2019, Branford hosted the annual Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade, during Branford’s 375th birthday year. Volunteers and members of the Historical Society marched in the parade with our banner.