If you've not figured this out by now... I love history... any history... which leads to me reading blogs that have nothing to do with genealogy and everything to do with Connecticut history. If nothing else, they teach you where to look when you have a question.
My latest discovery is a blog called Connecticut Museum Quest. The blogger is a Connecticut native who has set out to visit Connecticut's many museums. He's created a list by town - which links to the museum's page and often a profile of a visit. He's not perfect. Middlefield is listed as having no museums when the historical society has a fantastic museum space. I've also caught small mistakes in his visit profiles about a few museums I know well. However, his resource is the best I've ever seen for figuring out who might own your ancestor's relics. And if you're local... Tourist time!