Shelton Historical Society meeting Sunday features presentation

The Shelton Historical Society will host a local archivist at its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.

Michael Dooling, the archivist at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, will present examples of how archives are located and used by researchers. Dooling is the former news librarian at the Republican-American newspaper, and author of five historical books.

The presentation will give an overview of the types of archives. One case study relating to research conducted about the history of Charles Island off the coast of Milford will provide real-life examples that local history isn’t just local.

The meeting is free and open to the public, though donations are welcome. It will be held at the Huntington Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 19 Church St. Refreshments will be served.

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The society’s collections

The Shelton Historical Society maintains archival collections that include business ledgers, personal diaries and letters, late 19th and early 20th century maps, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets at the Shelton History Center in Huntington.

Some items from the society’s collections will be on display at the meeting.