Please visit our new Winter Farmers Market at Lebanon Senior Center Saturdays - Dec 16 and Jan 20 from 9 am to noon. Click here for information.
Town offices and departments wil be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Ring in the Holiday Season by attending the Annual Tree Lighting Program on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at the Jonathan Trumbull Library in Lebanon. The brief program will include the lighting of the tree, Yuletide Carols, and a visit from Santa. Following the program visitors may take a stroll around the Green on the candlelit walking path, visit the historic homes which will be open for tours and enjoy the bonfire behind the Library. Join us with your family and friends and welcome in the Holidays with this fun family event!
The Lebanon Historical Society was chartered in 1965 and its Board and members collected objects and documents, organized educational programs, and conducted genealogical and other historical research without a home base.
In 1998, the LHS built the Lebanon Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center (LHSM)—a 7,500 square foot, architect-designed complex of three buildings, located adjacent to the historic Lebanon Green. The Museum houses a visitor center, two exhibition galleries, a multipurpose room for community educational programs, and a Research Center, Library and Archives.
For more information on the many historical sites to visit in Lebanon, please see the Lebanon Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center website by clicking here.
Lebanon's Colonial Cemeteries
Some of the finest examples of the early stone carving tradition unique to eastern Connecticut can be found in the old burying grounds in Lebanon. The Trumbull Cemetery contains many examples by Obadiah Wheeler, considered the greatest of the rural carvers in the area. The Exeter Cemetery is primarily a 19th century cemetery although there are several stones dating back to the 1720's. Carvers include the Bozrah Devil, Collins, Upswept-Wing Carver, and Haskins. The Goshen Cemetery contains the best work of another Lebanon carver, John Huntington as well as more stones by the Bozrah Devil, Obadiah Wheeler, the Mannings, Upswept-Wing Carver, and Collins.
While the cemeteries are open to the public, only photographs of headstones are permitted. No rubbings are allowed of the headstone as they may be easily damaged.