Holiday Masque: Rum, Rum Runners, and Rapscallions

Shaw Mansion 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT

The New London County Historical Society and The Real McCoy invite you to participate in Rum, Rum Runners and Rapscallions.  Dress up, learn the history of Pirates, Privateers, and Rum Runners in southeastern Connecticut, and sample fine rums provided by  The Real McCoy.   In addition there will be a signature rum cocktail available for your […]

2021 Annual Meeting

  Join us as we hold our Virtual Annual Meeting on January 30, 2021 at 3pm.  Our speaker will be Deborah Donovan who will discuss the Thames River Heritage Park virtual lectures and walking tours.  Additionally the Executive Director, Steve Manuel discusses process retaining our corporate status with the Secretary of the State.    

Concert in the Garden

Concert is postponed to October 30th! A New Event has been created featuring Vampires and FLEET!   Purchase Tickets at the Door! Parking available in the Municipal Parking lot adjacent to Green Street, and across the street behind the convenience stores. For more information email or call 860.443.1209

Pirates and Privateers

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

Often privateers are described as legal pirates. This is an oversimplification of a complex system, and does not take into account motivations of the people who engaged in these activities. Learn the difference between a pirate and privateer, and how these groups of individuals impacted the maritime community. Please RSVP to if you plan […]