We're continuing our tour of Windham County with the town between Thompson and Killingly - Putnam. According to the town's website, Putnam was created in 1855 from portions of Killingly, Thompson, and Pomfret. The town was industrial through at least part of the 1900s.
Putnam's historical society is named Aspinock after the town's first title. Founded in 1972, it operates a two museums and a research center, with an intent to open another site. The research center is open the 2nd and 4th sundays, from 2 to 4 pm. Give them a call before you go or to find out what information they have.