The Shelton\u00a0Historical Society recently received a collection more than 20,000 photographs, many of which were published in a local weekly newspaper. The historical society\u2019s goal is to preserve them in such a manner that they can be used for research and as a record of the past. The cost for this effort is high. \u00a0To help achieve our goal, the society\u00a0is holding \u201cAn Autumn Tea\u201d on\u00a0Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church Street. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, scones, sandwiches, sweets and surprises with an exhibit of vintage hats. The cost is $25 with a 10 percent discount for Shelton Historical Society members. Reservations are limited so the SHS is asking all to please send your checks to the Shelton Historical Society at P. O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT, 06484 no later than Sept. 5. The preservation and cataloging of these images and other collections fits the mission of the Shelton Historical Society, which is to preserve elements of the community\u2019s history in order to create connections between Shelton\u2019s past, present, and future generations through education, maintaining a museum with its collections, and providing a voice in the community regarding matters of historical significance. The society operates Shelton History Center, which consists of six historic structures that were saved from demolition and assembled in one location at 70 Ripton Road. For additional information, call 203-925-1803, \u00a0visit www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org, or see Shelton History Center\u2019s Facebook page.