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Connecticut Historical Society



About Us

The Connecticut Historical Societty (CHS) is a privately held nonprofit, educational organization and Connecticut's official historical society. Established in 1825, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions.

The CHS's collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus, online, and on loan at other organizations. The CHS collection, programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present. Its mission is to connect state residents to the story of Connecticut.