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The Society was founded in 1970 to perpetuate the history of the Town, to encourage the study of the history of the town and to preserve manuscript material and relics relating to that History. 

North Stonington's records begin 1807

The library is open from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons. We may be reached by phone at
 1 860 535-9448. The Society Collection  is available for use in the library.

There is parking on the premises. There is no admission  charge although donations are greatly appreciated.

Please have your homework done before your visit. Vital statistics, including birth, death, and
marriage data for family members is important. General knowledge of your research area is helpful. 
Settlement of this area had begun by the 1660's and was aided by land grants public service. In 1720, the north religious society of Stonington was formed to erect a meetinghouse convenient for local worship. It was named North Stonington in 1724 and incorporated as a town by the General assembly in 1807. 

During the 1700's, agriculture was the principal business, together with fulling mills, grist mills, and sawmills. The increasing population in the early 1800's and habits of industry amd economy brought tanneries, iron works, cabinetmaking shops, dye houses, dry goods and grocery stores, and cottage weaving. the town became a prosperous and renowned mercantile center during this period. Changing times left dairy farming the principal industry by the turn of the century. Gradually thereafter, the town took on the residential character seen today. North Stonington includes the settlements of Clarks Falls, Laurel Glen, Pendleton Hill, Ashwillet, and the village of North Stonington, formally known by the descriptive name Milltown.
Text provided by Connecticut Historical Commission and North Stonington Historical Society

 Publications available now!

Laurel Glen

History of a remote settlement in the Township of North Stonington, Connecticut

by Robert B. McIntosh

Paper back booklet sells for $5.00 

For more information see upcoming events

To see photos of 2nd Dye House Day click events page

Down on the Farm

by Markham Starr

A history in pictures and interviews of daily life on the Dairy Farm. 

sells for $22.00

For more details or to purchase please visit our items available page
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The Society maintains the Stephen Main Homestead (1781) as its Headquarters. 

This is also the home of the A. Morgan Stewart Memorial Library.

Monthly programs currently suspended
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Images from collection of Fred Stewart Greene
Books available for $29.95 at the Historical Society 

Please join the Historical Society and the Friends of Wheeler Library to learn about the great joint programs at the Wheeler Library.

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North Stonington Historical Society will post activities as soon as it is safe to do so.

We will keep you posted of any activities that might become available. Board meetings are currently being held by Zoom.

If you have any questions or suggestions we welcome your input.

Please stay safe so we can resume normal programs.

If you have questions for the Society Librarians email a message and we will try to help you with your search.


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                    North Stonington Historical Society Board of Trustees  

Tobias Goodman - President                        Richard Seager - Vice President
Terrence Malaghan - Treasurer                     Gladys Chase - Secretary, Librarian, webpage       Laurie Pepin - Corresponding Secretary         Robin Rice - Newsletter                           

​Mimi Borden                                                George Champlin
William Douglass                                         Pat Turner  
Gene Pouliot                                                Peter Trapani 
Daniel Booker                                              William Peterson                               
Marty Booker.                                              Frank Eppinger
Kevin McBride                                             Monica Eppinger
​Vilma Gregoropoulos                                    Ed Harasimowitz

Honorary Trustees                                      
​Richard Blodgett and Mary Bishop
Board meets the first Monday of each month 7:30 p.m. Committees meet at 7:00 p.m. 
No newsletters for July and August.