Photo Archives

The Historical Society has preserved and catalogued over 3,000 photographs of Rowayton dating from 1860 to the present. These images capture the stories of our town from its days as an East Coast oystering capital to the present-day suburban community. People, homes, places, boats, factories, parades, celebrations, schools, and farms are some of the many themes that can be found in the archives. These photographs form the nucleus of the Society’s collection and we regard them as some of the most important visual documents in the State of Connecticut

photo archivesThe Carpenter and Wheeler Families,
c. 1900

Reverend ThomasReverend W. H. Thomas

wilson hat factoryWilson Hat Factory