New London, Connecticut
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Military, Specialized
The Custom House Maritime Museum occupies a Greek Revival building that has served as New London's custom house since it was opened in 1835. Exhibits and programs illustrate aspects of New London's multi-faceted maritime history, among them the Amistad Affair (the slave ship captured in 1839 and first brought to New London); area lighthouses; the whaling industry; the War of 1812; yachting; naval submarine history; and customs collection.
North Stonington, Connecticut
Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Society maintains the Stephen Main Homestead (1781) as its Headquarters. This is also the home of the A. Morgan Stewart Memorial Library.
Cemetery, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
The Norwalk Historical Society was incorporated in 1899 with the purpose of promoting and encouraging historical research in Norwalk. That vision is kept alive today with the re-establishment of the NHS in 1949 and the continued focus on “the research, preservation, and promotion of interest in the history of Norwalk.” Members of the NHS bring Norwalk’s history to the public eye through contributions, donations, and volunteer time in a variety of NHS sponsored activities.