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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

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 

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
Eleanor Banker - Telephone                        Aimee  Matterson-Treasurer                                        
Mimi Borden - Newsletter                             Gladys Chase -  Secretary,Librarian & Webpage       Mary Bishop- Membership                            Pat Turner - Refreshments
Elizabeth Haddad                                         Jon Wilska  
Tobias Goodman                                          Joy Babbin
William Douglas                                            Beth Preli     
Richard Seager                                             Bill Peterson/ Dick Blodgett -Curators  

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.
 June is dues month check the date on your newsletter
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Wheeler Library

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.


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

North Stonington Historical Society 
                          Parlor Concert Series:

Taking reservations for Concert 
  Sunday, March 19, 2017 Seating at 
4:00 p.m.& 6:30 p.m.  
  1 Wyassup Road, North Stonington, CT.

The Parlor Concert Series at North Stonington Historical Society announces
 “Equinox Auras: Dawns and Nocturnes from Ireland and Beyond,” with guest pianist Elena Zamolodchikova

Romantic Sounds on the Society’s restored 1857 A.H Gale square grand piano, with Aymeric Dupré la Tour. 

 Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

Call Gladys 860-599-3608 or Laurie 860-245-5322.
  $20 per person. 
If no answer leave message and call back number. 

      Parking is across the street in the town parking lot​

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


The Hidden Treasure- Your local historical society and what it has to offer.

Do you know what is available at the historical society?

Have you ever visited there?

Are you a member and if not why not?

North Stonington Historical Society 
1 Wyassup Road
free presentation 2 p.m. April 1,2017 

Originals from the American Revolution and the War of 1812

​Have we been taught a wrong story about how the patriot side won the Revolutionary War? The equipment of the times determined the tactics. Were we smart and were the British stupid? See many examples of muskets actually used in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Learn how they worked and how they were deployed.