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Local History Resources

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Historical Maps (1896 & 1909)
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Historical Sites Touring Guide
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Witness Stones Slavery in WH Archive
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Digital Collections CT State Library
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Historypin WH Places & Faces
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Archive-It Archived Town Websites

Print Collection

Due to COVID-91, our Local History Room at Noah Webster Library is closed. Patrons can, however, ask for books to be brought out of our collection whenever we are open. To make a browsing appointment, call 860-561-6990 or email askalib@westhartfordlibrary.org. Our collection includes:

  • Books and Town Reports
  • Historical Maps
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Historic City Directories
  • Historic Newspaper Clippings by Subject
  • Historic and Architectural Resource Survey of the Town of West Hartford
  • On Microfilm:
    • West Hartford News
    • West Hartford Life
    • West Hartford Press
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Did You Know

West Hartford was once the home of an amusement park? What is currently a Home Depot used to be Luna Park, which opened in 1906.

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Local History Books