DescriptionLebanon's tree-shaded streets, old houses, spacious lawns and green common give no indication of the Revolutionary War activity that once took place. The town was a cultural center and home to the Trumbull family and its vast West India trade. When the Stamp Act was passed in 1770, trade was devastated and personal fortunes were lost. In April of the same year local freemen drafted a declaration of rights and liberties that foreshadowed the Declaration of Independence.
Exhibits, programs and a genealogical research center are available at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum & Visitors Center , 865 Trumbull Hwy. on the east side of Lebanon Green; phone (860) 642-6579. Also on the mile-long green are the Jonathan Trumbull House Museum , the Wadsworth Stable, the Gov. Trumbull House, the Revolutionary War Office and the Dr. William Beaumont Birthplace.