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Welcome to the Stamford Historical Society Online
Celebrating 105 Years

Open to the public Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm

Stamford WWII Service Roll Press Event

  • Friday, November 7 at 10AM
  • Lobby of Governement Civic Center
  • 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford
  • Link to press release
Stamford Service Roll

Fall Event Calendar

Holiday Closing Schedule

Become a member!

Hoyt Barnum House (by appointment only)

Photo Selection of the Month

Victorian Tea

  • Sunday, November 9, 2-4PM
  • 1508 High Ridge Road
  • $15/person for members & $20/person for the general public
  • Hurricane Date: November 23
  • Link to flyer
Victorian Tea

Back by popular demand, come enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, complete with tiny sandwiches and baked goodies. Please send your check to the Stamford Historical Society with the number of guests and your email and phone contact information.

Included in your ticket price is entrance to our newest exhibit, Stamford School Days: 1641-1971, which celebrates Stamford schools and in particular the 100 year old Martha Hoyt (formerly Willard School) building that serves as the Historical Society’s headquarters. On display visitors will find many photos, school bells, copybooks, school uniforms, paper items and the Society’s sampler collection.

Our featured speaker is Dr. Christopher Collier, Professor Emeritus at UCONN. Dr. Collier served as Connecticut State Historian from 1984-2004. Some of you may know him as the co-author of My Brother Sam is Dead and Jump Ship to Freedom. His most recent publication is Connecticut’s Public Schools: A History, 1650-2000. In over 900 pages this book features the major developments on the public schools in the state as well as controversies surrounding that development. Dr. Collier’s talk will focus on education in CT and Stamford during the 19th century.

Touch-A-Truck 2010 Founders Day 2010, Shirley Teresa Wadja Toy Exhibit, Straw Doll Paulette Clark Kaufmann, speaker at 2009 the Founders Day Lecture, with Librarian Ron Marcus and Executive Director Tom Zoubek

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Stamford History Real Time

Shopping opportunities

The Shop Downstairs. Donations are gratefully accepted.