Ancestry Summer Program Exhibit Opening

New London County Historical Society 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT, United States

The New London County Historical Society, in partnership with the New London Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, began a summer program to community youth at the Shaw Mansion. Ed Chmielewski said, “Our executive director Steve Manuel began the program 5 years ago, and it has proven to be a success. Our goal is to […]

14th Annual Thames River Cruise “Leisure in the Age of Sail”

Cecelia Ann Cross Sound Ferry 2 Ferry Street, New London, CT, United States

Join us for a step back in time aboard the Cecilia Ann as we voyage up the Thames river! Become a historical mariner for the afternoon, as we sing sea shanties and hear tales from the sea, while exploring historical maritime entertainment   Purchase Tickets This year's cruise will feature Sea Shanties and Storytelling.  Craig […]

Santa at the Shaw Mansion

Shaw Mansion 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT, United States

Santa at the Shaw is a free Event.  Parents are encouraged to photograph their family with Santa. for more information email

HMS Resolute Lecture

New London Public Library 63 Huntington St, New London, United States

Join our executive director Steve Manuel at the New London Public Library as he discusses the HMS Resolute. Learn about arctic exploration and our history as you discover the role of New London and the President's desk.

2024 NLCHS Annual Meeting

New London County Historical Society 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT, United States

This year our annual meeting will include a discussion of the updates to the Hempstead Diary.  We are pleased to announce our 3rd edition will be available for purchase.  This edition includes additional content and an updated index. Pat Schaefer will discuss the changes, and the work she coordinated to get the book published. The […]

Basic Research Class

The class consists of fours sessions, taught by Patricia Schaefer, experienced researcher, and Kim McLean, expert genealogist.  It will cover primary and secondary sources and use of the internet. All sessions meet from 9:30 am to 11:30 am March 4 March 11 March 18 March 25                                        Cost $100    Click to Purchase