West Haven Historical Society - About Us
Purpose of the West Haven Historical Society
The West Haven Historical Society a) promotes the 350 year history of
the City of West Haven, its buildings, businesses and citizens and b)
creates a community awareness of the value of its resources for today and
Programs which support other history-oriented organizations. Example: Fund raising for Christ Church Bell Tower Restoration, restoration of
Central Burial Grounds;
Regular meetings and on-going programs for current and potential members to introduce,
discuss, promote or problem-solve current issues. Example., Local
archaeological Native American dig, West Haven Buckle Company, In-city
quarry, Campbell's gravesite; endangered Buildings Survey.
Educational programs to encourage preservation of our resources through identification, research and participation in community projects. Example: Bus Tours
of Historic West Haven, publications, newsletters, lectures, school programs, speaking engagements, special events, reenactments, dedications, researchers.
A professional, supportive relationship with other history groups. Example: Provide docents for Learning Center for Local History, Savin Rock and Ward-Heitmann House Museum, Townshend Mansion
"Raynham", SAR, DAR, various professional memberships.