The Middlebury Historical Society is located near the Middlebury Green on Library Road, Middlebury Connecticut in a building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It began as Center School, a two room school house built in the 1800’s and later housed the Middlebury Public Library. It is maintained in its original condition and displayed here are many interesting items significant to Middlebury history.

President: Robert L. Rafford
Vice President: Frank Mirovsky
Secretary: Alice Demartino
Treasurer: Terrence McAuliffe
Board Members: Dr. Ray Sullivan and Edward B. St. John
Volunteer staffs: Tom and Anne Cunningham
Intern: Nate Dexter

Municipal Historian: Dr. Robert L. Rafford

Membership and Contributions

Please click on: Membership Page

Plan a Visit

The Society is open most Mondays from 2 to 5 (always best to call ahead) and by appointment by calling President Bob Rafford at home at 203-758-9798 or his cell at 203-206-4717, and you may email him at

Historical Items Wanted

We are in the process of compiling a photographic history of Middlebury and welcome any photographs or other historical items. We will be glad to scan them and return them to you or receive them as permanent additions to our collection.

Help Wanted

Many of our members contribute time in collecting, organizing and displaying items of local interest. They sponsor guest speakers who cover a variety of topics such as local history, places and people. The Society holds an open-house after the Memorial Day Parade each year in May. The Society has a number of items for sale in their gift shop or by calling Bob Rafford at 203-206-4717.

Mailing Address

The Middlebury Historical Society PO Box 104 Middlebury CT 06762-0104