Due to the impending BLIZZARD,
the History Room will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
February 25, 2017
PETITION SIGNATURES STILL NEEDED!
The situation regarding the demolition of historic homes on Whitney Avenue by Quinnipiac University has not come to a conclusion yet. Two respected historical organizations have taken an interest in our plight and are working with us to reach a positive resolution with QU. They are the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and the State Historic Preservation Office. Your signature on our petition can be an effective tool in showing these groups that the local community stands behind us in our endeavor to Save Mount Carmel.
SIGN THE PETITION
We at the Hamden Historical Society (HHS) know that many of you are concerned about the homes along Whitney Avenue being demolished by Quinnipiac University. We share that concern. The HHS board and the Hamden Historic Properties Commission have met with a representative of the university, who agreed to extend the demolition date for the most historically significant structures while we write and submit a proposal to preserve them. Towards that end, we will be engaging an architectural historian to evaluate the condition of some of the buildings.
But there is still something concerned citizens can do. The Historical Society encourages you to continue to send letters of objection to local newspapers and to Hamden’s Building Official Robert Labulis, at Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, 06518. Also, HHS will soon be publishing an online petition for you to sign; we’ll keep you updated on that.
Follow this link for information about the Historic Homes on Whitney Avenue and their planned demolition by Quinnipiac University
2016 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
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!
Tel. No. _______________________________
Check enclosed for: ______________________
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 email@example.com if you would like to set up an appointment be come in any other time.
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)