Connecticut Historical Society (CHS)
Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is a non-profit museum, library, research and education center. We strive to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history and facilitate a passion for learning about history through research assistance, exhibitions, tours and programs for all ages. CHS's library houses approximately 100,000 printed volumes, 3,000,000 manuscripts in 10,000 distinct collections, as well as important holdings of broadsides, maps, newspapers, and other materials that make it an essential resource for documenting the history and development of Connecticut and New England. In addition, the CHS museum collection includes nearly 35,000 artifacts and 250,000 graphics.