Putnam Elms  The story of Putnam Elms spans more than two hundred years of American history.  Built when our county was in its infancy, it represents a homestead with an unbroken lineage of descendants.
One of the walls upstairs in Putnam Elms covered with original 18th century French wallpaper.  Over the years members of the family have left their signatures on the paper.
Putnam Elms is open Saturdays
  from June through October.
The Colonel Daniel Putnam Association, Inc. was formed as a historical society in honor of Colonel Daniel Putnam, son of  Major General Israel Putnam.  The Association owns and preserves Putnam Elms. 

Corporal William Spaulding Putnam was the great grandson of Colonel Daniel Putnam.  He served in the 12th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.  He was killed in the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864.