New Haven County Historical Society

Find New Haven County Connecticut historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Bethany Historical Society 512 Amity Road Bethany CT 06524 203-393-1832


Branford Historical Society 124 Main Street Branford CT 06405 203-488-4828

Cheshire Historical Society 43 Church Drive Cheshire CT 06410 203-272-2574

Connecticut Afro-American Historical Society 444 Orchard Street New Haven CT 06511 203-776-4907

Derby Connecticut Historical Society 37 Elm Street Ansonia CT 06401 203-735-1908

Derby Historical Society 2 Elm Street Ansonia CT 06401 203-676-0324

Downes House Milford Historical Society 34 High Street Milford CT 06460 203-877-9199

East Haven Historical Society 200 Tyler Street East Haven CT 06512 203-467-1766

Hamden Historical Society 105 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden CT 06518 203-248-6030

Madison Connecticut Historical Society 14 Meeting House Lane Madison CT 06443 203-245-4567

Meriden Historical Society 1090 Hanover Avenue Meriden CT 06451 203-639-1913

Naugatuck Connecticut Historical Society 171 Church Street Naugatuck CT 06770 203-729-9039

Naugatuck Historical Society 195 Water Street Naugatuck CT 06770 203-729-9039

New Haven Colony Historical Society 114 Whitney Avenue New Haven CT 06510 203-562-4183

New Haven Museum & Historical Society 419 Whalley Avenue New Haven CT 06511 203-936-8711

North Haven Historical Society 27 Broadway North Haven CT 06473 203-239-7722

Orange Connecticut Historical Society 605 Orange Center Road Orange CT 06477 203-795-3106

Prospect Historical Society 61 Waterbury Road Prospect CT 06712 203-758-5503

Seymour Historical Society 59 West Street Seymour CT 06483 203-888-7471

Totoket Historical Society 1740 Foxon Road North Branford CT 06471 203-488-0423

Wallingford Historical Society 180 South Main Street Wallingford CT 06492 203-294-1996

West Haven Historical Society 686 Savin Avenue West Haven CT 06516 203-932-0088

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.