Stonington Mirror Available Online

A Look into the Lives of Stonington Residents



Your gift allows us to maintain four historic sites and an archive & research center. It also ensures that we continue programs, education outreach, exhibits, and events.


The Mission of the Stonington Historical Society is to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the history of all of Stonington.

Online Exhibits

History of the Steamboat Hotel

March 16, 2022

A Year in Stonington

March 10, 2022

The image is a grid of 3 images. On the left is the biggest image. It is a sepia-toned picture of the Stonington Lighthouse Museum Tower, with a young boy standing behind the tower rails. The text over the image reads The Stonington Historical Society 126th Annual Meeting. On the right, two images are stacked on top of each other. The top right is a picture of Steven Ujifusa's book Barons of the Sea, which features a large image of a clipper ship. The image below is a photo of Steven Ujifusa himself. He has short, dark hair and is wearing fashionable glasses and a bow tie.

2021 Annual Meeting: Barons of the Sea

August 20, 2021

Reflections in the Ice: Antarctica 1820-2020

February 22, 2021

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What They’re Saying

“Before taking this class I never would have thought of Stonington to be this rich in history. I barely even knew where the Boro was, let alone know the battles and people who impacted our town as much as they did. Now I’m leaving this class truly recognising how amazing this town I live in is.”

Stonington High School Student

“My husband and I enjoy seeking out lighthouses and this was a really nice one to find. After climbing the 29 circular steps and a short ladder to reach the top of the tower, you will have a beautiful panoramic view overlooking the harbor and three states.”

Lighthouse Visitor

“Free access to this museum with paid admission to nearby Lighthouse museum. Had never heard of or known the place existed. Very interesting history of prominent local family. Explorer of Antartica. Well maintained house with period artifacts. Very thorough tour and extremely knowledgable guide. Nice portraits on display - family history in pictures. Worth the stop and history lesson.”

Visitor to the Captain Palmer House

“Because of my interest in history and art history, I love the older collections, and I love the sense of discovery that old books and manuscripts provide.”

Chelsea OrdnerWoolworth Research Librarian

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Your gift to the Stonington Historical Society supports the preservation of historical and cultural resources. Funding for was provided by Connecticut Humanities