Street Address
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Mailing Address
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
phone: 203-626-5321
Archives are open to researchers
Tuesday10 AM - 12 PM
Thursday1 PM - 4 PM
Sunday1 PM - 3:30 PM
Some exceptions to these hours may be made by special arrangement


The Hamden Historical Society sponsors our room known as the Hamden History Room. The collection in the room is known as the Hamden Historical Society Library. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, and make available historical materials relating directly and significantly to Hamden. This Historical Society Library, inaugurated in 1984, provides a safe, central place to research Hamden’s past. It is the only facility in Hamden dedicated for these purposes. The Library’s holdings are listed on reQuest, a statewide database catalogue of materials in over 130 Connecticut Libraries, and in the National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections. The Library is staffed by one part-time professional archivist and assisted by trained volunteer catalogue specialists.

You may research our archives without charge. We encourage you to come in and research the records yourself. The Archives are open to researchers on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 12:00, Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00, and Sundays from 1:00-3:30.. Some exceptions to these hours may be made by special arrangement, please call (203) 626-5321. Appointments are necessary because of our limited space and equipment. Please call (203) 287-2686, History Room extension #37 to schedule an appointment. There will be charges for copying material.

The History Room has for sale several interesting works and items. Patrons can come to the History Room and purchase any of the books that are available on our website.