Access to Our Collections
The Mystic River Historical Society actively collects documents, photographs and artifacts with historic links to the Mystic area. If you are ‘down-sizing’ and discover collections of family letters, photographs, journals, diaries, or other documents, in your attic or cellar, please consider donating them to the MRHS. Our repository is a secure archival environment, accessible to future generations of your family, as well as to our community.
Our professional curatorial staff welcomes your visit and/or inquiry. We will be happy to help you in any way possible with your Mystic area research, be it by phone, U.S. mail, email, or in person.
Collections Manager ~ Dorrie Hanna BA in English from University of Michigan; Library certificate from University of Rhode Island.
Collections Assistant ~ Elizabeth Boucher BA from Yale University and MA in Library Science and Museum Archives from the University of Pittsburgh. Also employed by the Stonington Historical Society and the Noank Historical Society.
Collections Assistant ~ Louisa Alger Watrous BA from Russell Sage College; LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School. Also employed by Ledyard Historical Society and Noank Historical Society. Intellectual Property Manager at Mystic Seaport Museum (1999-2019).
For further information, please contact us at email@example.com or 860-536-4779
There are nominal charges associated with copying photographs or documents.
All donations are subject to review by our Curatorial Committee, which will evaluate their appropriateness to the MRHS Mission Statement
Take a moment or two to view our Virtual Exhibits of photographs from our collections.