The museum’s collection numbers over 10,000 items ranging from objects to archives, including research papers, family histories, maps, gravestone inscriptions, photographs, house histories, etc and our online catalog can be searched by keyword.

Items in our collection can be reproduced for a fee.  Refer to our Photographic Services Policy here for our full schedule of fees. Please fill out and submit the form on the last page to the Museum Curator:


History Resources

Artifact Donations: 

We are happy to consider new additions to our collection that relate to the history of Washington, Connecticut. Please send the Museum Curator a detailed description of your items, with digital photographs, and share its connection to Washington:


Research Conducted By You

Our collection is available for researchers to access by appointment made at least two weeks in advance. This gives staff the necessary time to locate, pull, and have the material ready for you to review when you arrive. We unfortunately can’t assist researchers without an appointment.

The best place to begin your research is by searching our online catalog by keyword. If you find anything that you like to view in person, share the object name and identification number with us so we can locate it for you.

We always appreciate it when you share your research with us so that we can add what you’ve found to our archive and it can be accessed by others.

Research Conducted By Us

We receive many research requests from around the world and we process them in the order they are received. We are happy to briefly search our collection for you to see if we have anything related to your topic of interest, but for in-depth research requests we will provide you the contact information for professional genealogical researchers for hire. After we receive your initial inquiry we will send you an email acknowledging the receipt of your request, but due to our many other commitments it may take up to three months for us to send you the final result of our findings. Fees for photocopies, mailing, and scanning will apply. Please see our Photographic Services Policy for a complete fee schedule.


Reproduction Requests:

Items in our collection can be reproduced for a fee.  Refer to our Photographic Services Policy here for our full schedule of fees. Please fill out and submit the form on the last page to the Museum Curator: