Housed in the Hamden Public Library, the Hamden Historical Society's library collection was established in 1984. Today, the collection houses thousands of items related to local history. The collection is open to the public two days a week: Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30 and Thursday from 1 to 4. Other hours can be arranged by appointment.
The library collection provides a nice overview of the town's history. The first records date to 1730 while others are much more recent. The collection includes the records of Sleeping Giant Park Association, as well as the Hamden Chamber of Commerce. A central list of the collection's records is available on reQuest, the state's library catalog.
If you cannot come in person, the Hamden Historical Society offers a distance research option. Visit their website for more information.