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 www.mystichistory.org They’re always looking for volunteers too!