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New Haven Museum

Address: 
114 Whitney Ave
New Haven , CT , 06510
Phone: (203) 562-4183 ext. 11
41° 18' 50.4612" N, 72° 55' 19.4556" W
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Today the New Haven Museum continues this tradition of preservation with a collection that includes folk, decorative and fine arts, an extensive photographic archive, and a unique manuscript collection.

The New Haven Museum will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2012. Founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, it was created by a group of leading New Haven citizens who feared the political and social upheavals that could occur with the outbreak of the Civil War. They were determined to preserve the history and traditions of the Greater New Haven region.

Today the New Haven Museum continues this tradition of preservation with a collection that includes folk, decorative and fine arts, an extensive photographic archive, and a unique manuscript collection. Its galleries, programs and library offer a wide range of opportunities for visitors and scholars. Located in downtown New Haven, the Museum uses long-term and special exhibitions, lectures, symposia, workshops and publications to bring over 350 years of New Haven history to children, family and adult visitors.

Open hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

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