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