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The History Room will be closed on Tuesday, December 27th.
Wishing you all a wonderful winter holiday!

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THE FIFTY FIFTH ANNUAL ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE

Sponsored by GIANT VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF ANTIQUES DEALERS

For the benefit of THE HAMDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Saturday, November 19 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 20 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden

If you would like to volunteer to work in the kitchen or donate a home baked good, please call Betsy at 203-640-5049.

COME JOIN US!   IT’S GREAT FUN

  • Fresh clam chowder, homemade chili, sandwiches and homemade baked goods are sold throughout the day.
  • 40 antiques dealers from around New England will be
    offering their wares.
  • Parking is easy. The building is handicap accessible.

 

The History Room will be CLOSED on Election Day, November 8. Send us an email if you have any questions that can’t wait. hhs@hamdenlibrary.org And don’t forget to VOTE!

 

SIGN THE PETITION!    Preserve the historic homes on Whitney Avenue

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saving-mount-carmel/sign.html

 

We at the Hamden Historical Society (HHS) know that many of you are concerned about the homes along Whitney Avenue being demolished by Quinnipiac University.  We share that concern.  The HHS board and the Hamden Historic Properties Commission have met with a representative of the university, who agreed to extend the demolition date for the most historically significant structures while we write and submit a proposal to preserve them.  Towards that end, we will be engaging an architectural historian to evaluate the condition of some of the buildings.

But there is still something concerned citizens can do.  The Historical Society encourages you to continue to send letters of objection to local newspapers and to Hamden’s Building Official Robert Labulis, at Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, 06518.  Also, HHS will soon be publishing an online petition for you to sign; we’ll keep you updated on that.

Follow this link for information about the Historic Homes on Whitney Avenue and their planned demolition by Quinnipiac University.

It’s time for our Annual Membership Drive!

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The Hamden Historical Society Library and History Room was inaugurated in 1984 and provides a secure, central place to hold and display items which shed light on Hamden’s past. The collection consists of artifacts, primary source documents, organization records, photographs, and like materials.

The Hamden Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available to researchers and the general public materials relating directly and significantly to the history of Hamden and its citizens. The History Room, housed in the Miller Memorial Library, is the repository for the storage and preservation of these historical documents. Many of the library’s holdings are listed in the catalog of the Hamden Public Library.

The Library is staffed by a part-time professional Archivist and assisted by trained volunteers. Our existing records are continually developed with ‘finding aids’ and improved organization, and enhanced by additional documents from donors interested in preserving Hamden’s past. These records can be used for historical, sociological, genealogical research, and/or to satisfy your interests.

Researching independently at the Historical Society Library

You may research our archives during regularly scheduled hours or by appointment. Staff will provide you with assistance. The Archivist, under limited circumstances, will scan, photograph, or photocopy archival materials. Donations for such services are appropriate.

We welcome donations of your relevant Hamden records and artifacts!