East Haddam Historical Society celebrates a new president, Mary Ellen Klinck, and its 51st year as a center of lower Connecticut Valley history.

There are nine rooms of exhibits, including that of its air-conditioned 30x60 new wing, highlighting a Heinz Warneke tympanum ("a Connecticut treasure" according to historian Bill Hosley), an enormous model train, a William Gillette pictorial exhibit and a fish-net machine from the Brownell Mill. Other exhibits include one on harvesting Shad, the Moodus Drum & Fife Corps., and paintings by the famous W. Langdon Kihn.

Remaining Wednesday events of the season include Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel on the Native Mohegan Indian Tribe, Sept. 10; Moodus Drum & Fife Corps., Oct. 8; "Mysteries of East Haddam" 24th annual lecture by Dr. Karl Stofko; and an annual Holiday Potluck Supper celebration, open to all on Dec. 10. Wednesday events are held at 7:30 p.m.

The Museum, 264 Town St., is open all year long by appointment, as well as Memorial Day to Columbus Day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 860-873-3944, email museum@easthaddamhistory.org, or visit http://www.easthaddamhistory.org.