Historical Archives



The Archives will be closed Saturday, June 6 and July 4. Saturday archives hours will resume on August 8.

4th Grade Oral History At Home Project: Oral History Interview of Saul Saila


The Archives Room is open each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon or by appointment. General search assistance is available to the public free of charge and provided entirely by volunteers.

Information contained in the archives is basically local in nature including information about Hopkinton, Richmond, other South County towns and nearby Connecticut. Local history, genealogy, land evidence, scrapbook collections, state records, colonial records, civil war records, vital records, photographs and books are housed in the archives.

Some of the special collections:

1.The Gladys Palmer Collection contains local information concerning genealogy, land evidence, wills and local buildings.

2.The military collection of Captain Marcus L. Whitford deals with World War II.

3.Gladys Segar photograph collection is a wide ranging assembly of pictures of people and buildings in relevant areas.

4.Wood River Branch Railroad (1872), the original collection of Lucy Rawlings Tootell, Vice President of Wood River Branch Railroad, contains photographs, plans and documents.

5.Bernard Kenyon Collection of genealogy.

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