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Welcome to the Middlebury Historical Society in Middlebury, Connecticut

1975 Now In Our Fiftieth Year 2025

The Middlebury Historical Society, with its Museum, Library and Historical Archive, is located near the Middlebury Green on Library Road in Middlebury, Connecticut. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, began as the Center School, a two-room schoolhouse built in 1897. It later housed the Middlebury Public Library from 1935 until 1972, and has been the home of the historical society since 1975.

The Building was funded in part by the family of John Howard Whittemore and Julia Anna (Spencer) Whittemore. It was designed by A. Milton Napier of the firm of McKim, Mead and White, and the grounds were designed by renowned landscape architect Warren H. Manning.

The building is maintained in its original condition, and on display are many interesting items significant to Middlebury history. It also houses the most extensive library of Middlebury history in town, with an archive and research center.

The picture above is of Fenn’s Pond in Middlebury, with Fenn’s Farm (Brookdale Farm) in the background; Dr. Christopher Parker, photographer. Fenn’s Pond is owned by the Middlebury Land Trust, LLC, which is not affiliated with the Middlebury Historical Society, Inc.

The Middlebury Historical Society, Inc., 4 Library Road, Middlebury, Connecticut 06762; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 104, Middlebury, Connecticut 06762. Contact President@middleburyhistoricalsociety.org.