2020 Annual Appeal

Generous donors like you allow us to continue our mission of preserving and interpreting the past for our community in southeastern Connecticut.  Since 1870, we have been a resource for researchers and visitors locally, nationally, and internationally who call and visit us throughout the year. The support of our patrons enables us to create programs and events that enhance the rich cultural history of our county.  Moreover, our diverse collection is made accessible through the support and generosity of our patrons.

Despite the difficult environment, we once again we partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of New London to operate a summer history camp for our community youth.  We largely conducted  our program in the garden and took other precautions such as masks. This year the goals of our camp were to teach teamwork, and historical research, and to connect these kids to their past by discussing and comparing their lives to the daily living experience of children during the 19th century. The end result was an exhibit constructed by the students and student journals posted on our website. The camp was an overwhelming success, and we have been asked to repeat and extend the camp for the summer of 2021.

Additionally 2020 marks the 150th birthday of the NLCHS.  Please continue to visit our website and facebook to learn about the events which will mark this year long celebration.

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