History of the Society

Our Building

Mission & staff

Location of CHS



Points of Interest




Support Us






The Cornwall Historical Society has on file resources to help with genealogical questions and to provide information about aspects of local history. In addition the Society has a large collection of photographs. Inquiries in person are welcome during seasonal open hours and by appointment. Phone (860-672-0505)

Questions should be submitted in writing, either by e-mail to CornHistSoc@optonline.net or to Research — Cornwall Historical Society, P.O. Box 115, Cornwall, CT 06753.

Research requests are answered by volunteers as time permits.


We are currently in the process of transferring our MSS collections
to archival containers. When the project is completed, a Finding Aid
for our archives will be made available online.



Society volunteers will do a free preliminary 15-minute search of our collections. If additional research time would be worthwhile and potential resources and facilities are identified, you may request further research, for which a fee of $15.00 per hour will be charged.

• Simple copying charges: $0.25 per page.

• Color or special size copies: $0.75


Online Resources

Indexes to Cemetery Burials

Index of Enslaved People in Cornwall

Index of Free People of Color in Cornwall, 1787-1870