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.

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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.

Check Out Our Videos 

Visit our YouTube page  for interviews with our veterans as well as other audiovisual content. VISIT NOW 

Take a Stratford Veterans Museum Drone Video Tour WATCH NOW 



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

like you!

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


5th Graders Tour Museum

2023.3.10 Vets Mus Lordship E.S 0602Group.JPGIn the first official field trip to the Stratford Veterans Museum, 5th grades, their teacher and chaperones had the opportunity to tour the museum's three floors of displays, including trying out the flight simulator, the virtual reality Occulus experience and the full size WWI trench section. Take a look here at some visit photos

Women's History Month 

IMG_2988.JPGThe Stratford Veterans Museum salutes the women of Stratford who have served in the Armed Forces. Below are some of these veterans:  


Veteran of the Month 

March 2023



In 1978, having just fnished her BS degree in Recreation and leisure at Southern Connecticut State College, Adele E. Hodges was looking for a job. She decided to see what the Armed Forces had to offer and coincidentally her sister also encountered the Marine recruiter. The recruiter talked her sister, Rosena, into joining the Corps and Adele enlisted as well to “protect” her sister from the mean Marines. Since joining the Marine Corps Hodges continually advanced through the grades in the service and retired as a colonel in 2011.