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

How to Visit the Local History Room:

The Local History Room at Noah Webster Library is open to the public by appointment. Additionally, you may request to use materials from the collection during regular business hours. For more information, give us a call at 860-561-6990 or email reference@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

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