Local History

The Library’s Local History Collection provides a collection of books, photographs, videos, and maps with an emphasis on the history of the Orange community, its people, and its institutions. Materials in the Local History Collection do not circulate and must be used in the Library.

In addition to the local history materials located here, the Library’s collection includes:

  • Amity High School yearbooks (1956-1959; 1961-present)
  • Amity Observer (1998-2011)
  • Amity Star (1950-1953)
  • Orange News (1966-1972)
  • Orange Town Times (1972-1976)
  • Orange-Milford city directories (1951; 1953; 1956-1957; 1959-1980; 1982-1983; 1985-1988; 1990)
  • Our Town (1963-2004)
  • Register Nutmegger West (1979)

We also offer digital presentations of the following items in the collection:

The following resources may also be helpful in your local history research:

Orange Historical Society

P.O. Box 784

Orange, CT 06477

203-795-3106 or 203-795-6465

www.orangehistory.org

Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library

1 Elizabeth Street @ Asylum Avenue

Hartford, CT 06105

860-236-5621

www.chs.org

Connecticut State Library

History & Genealogy

231 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

860-757-6580

www.cslib.org

Godfrey Memorial Library

134 Newfield Street

Middletown, CT 06457

860-346-4375

www.godfrey.org

Recommends calling ahead to ensure a volunteer is there to help you with your search.

LDS – Woodbridge

990 Racebrook Road

Woodbridge, CT 06525

203-387-7799

New England Historic Genealogical Society

99 – 101 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

Toll free: 1-888-296-3447

617-536-5740

www.americanancestors.org