Researching and sharing New London’s history and architecture is a big part of what we do.
In the past few years we've...
Worked with the City of New London to develop a fifteen-site Black Heritage Trail
Hosted lectures on the Italian anarchist community that lived on the Fort Trumbull peninsula, on Ichabod Pease and on New London’s Black whalers
Led walking tours of Belden Street, the Hodges Square Historic District and Cedar Grove Cemetery
Collaborated with Connecticut Fair Housing on both a lecture and walking tour of the former Shapley Street area, a predominantly Black neighborhood that was lost to urban renewal.
Created a digital pandemic documentation exhibit, “New London Speaks: Voices from a Pandemic” so that future researchers will know what it was like to live through the pandemic here and so that our current community could share their experiences during a period of isolation.
Researched and written about dozens of houses as part of our Plaque Program.
Belden Street walking tour with Don Presley
Photo by Roger Clements
Black Heritage Trail unveiling.
Photo by Harriet Jones