Saturday, September 3, will be your last chance to visit the Jonathan Dickerman House this summer! If you miss it, you'll just have to come into the History Room and look at the paintings we have of this historic home. Our docent Michelle will be there from 1-4pm. The address is 105 Mt. Carmel Avenue.
Today, June 16, 2016, marks the 80th anniversary of Hamden's 1936 Sesquicentennial Parade. The Hamden Historical Society has digitized and edited 200' of color and black-and-white film of the parade taken by Dr. Walter S. Lay on June 16, 1936.
Participants have been identified through records provided in Rachel Hartley's 1943 book, "The History of Hamden, Connecticut - 1786-1936" (Quinnipiack Press). Many notables of the era, as well the Hamden Police and Fire Departments and many other participants are included. Floats from several associations are also featured. The featured speaker was Judge John Gilson, president of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. The video concludes with some athletic competition among high school aged boys at Legion Field.
We have new hours for the History Room. Beginning September 6, 2016 the History Room will be open on Tuesdays from 10am - 2pm. Please email Archivist Beth Shutts at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up an appointment be come in any other time.