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Creating community around a love for preservation, a fascination with local history, and an appreciation for great programs and educational opportunities. As a member you will receive the quarterly magazine Historic Stonington in your mailbox four times a year.  Each issue contains original research on a local history topic. You’ll also receive free admission, discounts, invitations to special events, and voting privileges at our annual meeting. Please Join Us!

Annual Appeal

Your gift enables us to do so much! We are proud of a collection of historic manuscripts and artifacts over a century in the making. The Stonington Historical Society preserves and maintains five historic buildings on four properties. We are a community with more than four hundred years of shared experience. Join us in taking pride in preserving these important stories and share in the excitement of uncovering new ones. Please make a generous gift today to help us preserve, interpret, and celebrate the history of Stonington. Let’s make 2018 a year to inspire the next generation of young historians.

Lighthouse Capital Campaign

The Old Lighthouse Museum, built in 1840 and acquired by the Society in 1925, is in serious need of restoration and renovation. A hard earned permit from Stonington Borough Planning & Zoning was issued in 2017 to renovate the Lighthouse and to add a small addition to the rear in order to provide universal access. We are currently working with a dedicated committee and the firm of Oudens-Ello Architecture and hope to begin construction in the fall of 2020.