MHS in Print

The Madison Historical Society publishes a quarterly members' newsletter, Historical Happenings. Our collections chair and photographer, Bob Gundersen, offers bi-monthly illustrated features to The Shoreline Times. Our executive director, Jennifer Simpson, contributes monthly history-related articles to Madison Neighbors. The Source newspaper regularly supports our work through features and press releases that cover our programs and events. These writings, reprinted below, seek to engage the public, fostering a love of history as well as a deeper appreciation of Madison's rich cultural past. Through these publications, the MHS advances research, supports education, and serves the local community.

Days of Yore - Shoreline Times Articles

Connecting to the Past

One of the most enjoyable aspects of photographing the artifacts in the collection of the Madison Historical Society is actually handling them and examining them closely.
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How Life has Changed

The MHS has hundreds of photographs and postcards that illustrate how much or how little life has changed since the early 1900s. Many of the buildings are recognizable but some are gone forever.

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Madison's Iron Men

The Madison Historical Society has an array of artifacts used by the “iron men” who built sloops and schooners at West Wharf, East Wharf, and along the Hammonasset River.
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Old Time Madison

Madison has a special connection to how the world tells time. Charles Dowd, born in Madison in 1825, published a pamphlet entitled "A System of National Time for Railroads" organizing the nation into time zones. 
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Quarterly Newsletters

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SUMMER 2017

SPRING 2017

WINTER 2017

FALL 2016

LATE SPRING/EARLY SUMMER 2016

WINTER 2016

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