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NORTH STONINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

New 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 

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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
                    North Stonington Historical Society Board of Trustees  


Frank Eppinger - President                          Kevin McBride - Vice President
Terrence Malaghan - Treasurer                   Gladys Chase - Secretary, Librarian, webpage       Laurie Pepin - Corresponding Secretary   Mimi Borden - Newsletter                                   


Mary Bishop                                                    Pat Turner 
Elizabeth Haddad                                         Jon Wilska
Daniel Booker                                                Mary Bishop
Tobias Goodman                                          Joyce Babbin
William Douglas                                            Marty Booker
Richard Seager                                             William Peterson 
Gene Pouliot                                                  Robin Rice
EleanorBanker

Honorary Trustees
Elizabeth Haddad                                         Richard Blodgett

Board meets the first Monday of each month 7:30 p.m. Committees meet at 7:00 p.m. 
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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 starting in September
Please note times and place of each program.

NEW IMAGES OF LOCAL HISTORY

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




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North Stonington Historical Society

Save the Date  Details will be published soon.
We invite you to celebrate our Continuing Parlor Concert Series 
Sunday, June 10, 2018, at The Wheeler Library 
​ Main Street  North Stonington, CT

Aymeric Dupré la Tour, a native of Lyon, France, studied at the Conservatoire National de Région. He earned an Artist Diploma in organ and a Master of Music in historical performance at Oberlin College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School. His performances on harpsichord, organ, piano, and celesta have taken him across France, the United States, Canada, and South America. Dr. Dupré la Tour is principal for harpsichord/organ/piano of the Chamber Orchestra of New York. Dupré la Tour was appointed Artistic Director of the North Stonington Historical Society in 2015.

The recent restoration of these instruments reflects the society’s commitment to share lively historical projects with the population of North Stonington and surrounding towns. 

Reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are $20 per person. 

Concert Series Updates