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Note Cards

Original artwork by Bolton painter Susan Bosworth.

“The Rochambeau Anniversary” series 

four 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards, $7
This series is also available in 5" x 7" size for $2.50 per card





Four Dragons


The Letter


The Town Green

one 3-3/4" x 8-3/8"card for $2.50

All profits from the sale of cards, tote bags, and prints go to the Bolton Historical Society's general fund.

Tote Bags

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the building of what is now the Bolton Town Hall, the Society is selling a canvas bag with a new graphic. The bag is available for $10 in the town clerk's office at Bolton Town Hall.

All profits from the sale of cards, tote bags, and prints go to the Bolton Historical Society's general fund.



Images of America: Bolton

by Hans DePold
$22 each

"A quiet village 18 miles east of Hartford, Bolton was born at the nexus of two prehistoric Native American trails. Bolton was formed in 1720, and because of its location outside of Hartford, the town played an important role as a Revolutionary War route. In the early 19th century, Bolton emerged as a small, yet prosperous town and a stagecoach stopping point for trips from both Boston and Providence to Hartford. By 1849, the railroad erased the need for stagecoach lines and inns, and soon industrial mills cropped up along the streams. In the early 1900s, immigrant families settled in Bolton, and affluent families from Hartford bought farms and summer homes in town. Today Bolton continues to preserve much of the history and natural beauty that has drawn residents to it for generations."


Bolton Historic Tales

by Hans DePold
$20 each

"From rugged bullpunchers and lumberjacks to the sweethearts' custom of 'bundling,' from Revolutionary taverns to George Washington's eggnog recipe, these historical sketches will leave you with a lingering nostalgia for the old days of rural New England."

When you purchase these books directly from the Bolton Historical Society (from this website or in the town clerk's office at the Bolton town hall), half the proceeds go into a special fund to match Bolton Heritage Farmhouse Restoration Fund grants!

To Purchase

Many of these items are available to purchase in the Bolton Town Hall, located at 222 Bolton Center Road in Bolton, during regular office hours. For special orders, or further information, contact John Toomey.