Connecticut and the War of 1812

Online version of exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and examining its impact on Connecticut. A British blockade of the Thames River began June 1813 and continued until peace was declared in January of 1815

State Street Exhibit

Understand the changes as State Street in downtown New London morphs from one of the most desirable residential addresses to the commercial core of the downtown.

Whaling out of New London

Online version of of an exhibit mounted at the Shaw Mansion to honor the visit of the Charles W. Morgan to New London and commemorating the industry that shaped the community and established much of its architecture.

The second largest whaling port in the world by the middle of the 19th century. Money from whaling enterprises defined much of the character of the community.