Telling our veterans' stories
The Stratford Veterans Museum's mission is to recognize those veterans from Stratford who have served our country honorably in war and in peace and to act as a repository for their stories. The museum is designed to accommodate school children to foster their appreciation of United States history and the sacrifices of those men and woman who made our country possible. The major goal for the museum is to make it a site for school field trips. If you are a veteran, who lives in/or has lived in Stratford, or the family of a Stratford veteran, and would like to share your story of service, or if you have items related to a Stratford veteran you would like to loan or donate, please email us.
Our Regular Hours are:
Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Please call for appointment for other times at 203-583-4484.
Now Welcoming School Trips
At the Stratford Veterans Museum, students will learn about their town’s history and the stories of Stratford veterans through a guided tour and interactive activities. LEARN MORE
Find us at 5952 Main St., Stratford, next to Putney Chapel.
We Need Volunteers
The Stratford Veterans Museum needs people like you as volunteers to help us in honoring our veterans and highlighting the contributions of Stratford Veterans to our town and country. Please complete this fillable form, save it then send it to us via email or if you prefer, print out the completed form and drop to us at the address above.
Learn more about the Stratford Veterans Museum by watching this video.
NEWS AND HAPPENINGS
CHRISTMAS LETTERS TO HOME
Are you a Military Veteran or have a loved one who served our country during the holidays?
Did your family save any letters or memorabilia? The Stratford Veterans Museum would like to display Christmas cards, letters, pictures and any communications between a veteran and family or friends during the Christmas season.We would like to create a display in our Museum during the month of December. All materials will be returned to you. Contact Bob Mastroni [email protected]
Learn more about the Boothe Memorial Park Holidays at the Homestead here.
Veterans Day in Photos
On Veterans Day and in the days before and after, volunteers from the Stratford Veterans Museum (many of them veterans themselves) attended events throughout the town including the annual wreath laying and ceremony on Academy Hill and activities at Bunnell, Eli Whitney, Stratford Academy and Franklin schools and the Baldwin Center. Among those speaking at some of these events was the museum’s own Robert Goetz, retired colonel, USMC. Here are photos from these events (and thank you to Joseph Koripsky for the photos from Academy Hill). The other photos are from Eli Whitney Elementary School. VIEW PHOTOS
Remembering Loved Ones
Earlier in the fall, Stratford resident Eleanor Demchak (aunt of museum board secretary Gail Voytek) and her friends Elinor and Ann visited the Stratford Veterans Museum. The group toured the museum and made a stop in the Blue Star Room where Eleanor posed for a picture with museum volunteer Rob Goetz, retired colonel, USMC, holding picture of their loved ones.
Stratford Veterans Banners in the News
In recognition of Veterans Day, bbanners honoring Stratford veterans were placed around town with the support of the Stratford Veterans Museum have been in the news over the past few weeks. The Connecticut Post newspaper ran this article on the banners. Also a film crew from the Channel 12 news was at the museum just prior to veterans day for a story on the banners and to do an interview with World War II veteran James Vincent Morgia for this report.
Veteran of the Month