Our Collections

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 – 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 – Alexander Cree  BA in History from St. Francis College. Currently employed as archivist at St. Edmund’s Retreat. Previously employed by the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.

For further information, please contact us at info@mystichistory.org 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.


To view our archives on-line, visit https://mystichistory.catalogaccess.com/


Take a moment or two to view our Virtual Exhibits of photographs from our collections.