The Hamden Historical Society welcomes your membership, support and involvement. Our recent activities on behalf of preserving Hamden’s history and educating the public include:

Maintaining and conducting tours of the historic Jonathan Dickerman House;

Acquiring, preserving and making available archives for research in the Al Gorman History Room at Miller Library;

Resisting Quinnipiac University’s efforts to destroy Hamden’s history;

Cooperating with other organizations to promote Hamden’s historic and cultural legacy.

Now, we need your help!  Please give at any of the following levels:

_____Annual Membership: $15.00
_____Family Membership: $25.00
_____Life Membership: $500.00

Please also consider supporting the Historical Society’s mission by giving to either or both of the following initiatives integral to the Society’s mission:

_____Jonathan Dickerman House Renovation Fund: $25.00
_____Al Gorman History Room Fund: $25.00
_____I would like to speak to someone about making a bequest

Send your donations to

Hamden Historical Society
P.O. Box 5512
Hamden, CT  06518

And thank you for your consideration!

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Follow this link for information about the Historic Homes on Whitney Avenue and their planned demolition by Quinnipiac University


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.




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 hhs@hamdenlibrary.org if you would like to set up an appointment be come in any other time.  


Learn about the society!

See what we do to preserve Hamden’s past. (Archives, Projects, etc.)
Learn about the ways that we present it to you. (Programs, Publications, etc)
Enjoy glimpses of Hamden’s past (Slide Show)
View News, Articles, and Upcoming Events
Meet us! (Board of Directors)

updated 3/9/2015