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TLGV history is our storyHistory is Our Story in The Last Green Valley

To help preserve and pass on compelling stories, The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) will be organizing quarterly programs to share the many resources  in the National Heritage Corridor’s 35 towns. Read more.

Find “Historical Happenings” – events offered by a variety of sources throughout The Last Green Valley’s 35 town National Heritage Corridor! Historical Happenings on Facebook and on our website Events Calendar.

Explore our partners’ Museums and Historical Sites!


route169logoRoute 169 National Scenic Byway – Management Plan Update

Route 169 is a bi-state highway that begins in Norwich, CT, then passes through the towns of Lisbon, Canterbury, Brooklyn, Pomfret, and Woodstock, then into the Massachusetts city of Southbridge and ends in the town of Charlton.
Today, the state and national significance of Route 169 rests primarily in its intimate scenic character and historic features and points of interest. Stone walls, mature trees, colonial village centers, industrial-era mill villages, farmsteads, and consistent patterns of land use over time, allow the traveler to sample the landscape and culture of southern New England.
TLGV participated in the development of an updated management plan that was approved by the Northeastern CT Council of Government’s member towns in December 2016.  Click here for the NECCOG webpage containing the updated plan and more information about the Route 169 National Scenic Byway.

IMG_1943 -smallerThe Last Green Valley Awards More Small Grants

TLGV is pleased to announce awards for a small grant round for projects that preserve, interpret, promote, or market historical and cultural resources.  TLGV encouraged projects that use digital technology, social media, or creative and innovative approaches to bring stories from The Last Green Valley to life.  Click here to learn more about the latest grant recipients.  Funds will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis and must be matched 1:1 by cash or in-kind contributions.

Municipal boards, commissions or committees, schools, and nonprofit 501(c) organizations were eligible to apply for projects located within, or that tell stories from, The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Check back for 2017 grant information later in the year!


NotableNotorious2014CoverLearn all about our Notable and Notorious characters – historically interesting people from The Last Green Valley.



FortheCommonGood2014It’s a “common!”  No, it’s a “green!”  Find out why in For the Common Good – A Guide to the Historic and Scenic Town Commons & Greens of The Last Green Valley.


Did you know?

The Last Green Valley is home to 278 properties and historic districts that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. We also have 5 National Historic Landmarks. Learn more about these listings and properties on the National Park Service website.

Hundreds more properties are listed on the Connecticut and Massachusetts state registries.  Find out more about Connecticut State Register of Historic Places and the Massachusetts Historic Commission with it searchable online database.