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Constructed by Rufus Avery around the 1800?s right next door to his own home, the Avery Copp House was home to his two sons and their wives. Rufus Avery then sold the house to his cousin Latham Avery. One of Latham Avery?s daughters Mary Jane Avery Ramsdell inherited the house and Victorianized it in the 1860?s. Mary Jane Avery Ramsdell did not have any children and then was inherited by her niece Betsey Avery Copp in 1895 together with her three children Allyn, Emily, and Joe.

Joe Copp the son of Betsey Avery Copp took over the responsibility for the house after his parents passed away in 1930 and kept the house virtually unchanged and kept the house as a time capsule that contemplated the daily life of the family before 1930.
His nieces and nephews inherited the house from Joe Copp when he passed away in 1991 at the age of 101. They then recognized the importance of preserving the house as a unique example of Groton?s History. Today the Avery Copp Museum houses artifacts that tell the story of the Groton neighborhood from just after the Revolutionary through the Victorian Era, the age of industrialization, mass immigration, the Great Depression and the years of both World Wars. The museum welcomes everyone and is happy to schedule individual and group tours by request.
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