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Mystic River Historical Society

Preserving the history of an area is a labor of love usually by dedicated volunteers. Mystic has played a pivotal role in many chapters of the American experience from early colonial days onward. The Historical Society

founded in 1973, owns an ever-growing collection of Mystic-related historical books, maps, photographs, and other documents and artifacts contributed by the community.

Historians, researchers, and local families have a treasured resource that houses an amazing array of material…..400 members are dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical traditions of the greater Mystic area.  They’re a totally volunteer organization offering a wide variety of opportunities for those who are willing and able to contribute time and energy.  Sample topics from recent MRHS newsletters:

  • History of the iconic Mystic Bridge
  • History of Masons Island
  • Ice harvesting Stonington
  • Captain Palmer & discovery of Antarctica
  • Indians in maritime and shipbuilding industries
  • Submarines in WWI
  • Trap fisherman off Rhode Island

To review the archives of the Mystic River Historical Society, you can visit their website at   They’re always looking for volunteers too!

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