The New Haven Museum was founded in the midst of the Civil War in 1862. Through its programs, the Museum strives to encourage an appreciation of the past, reach out to diverse communities and showcase the Museum as a distinctive local resource.
Permanent Exhibitions: New Haven Illustrated; Cinque Lives Here
Special Exhibitions: Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square
Free Admission to the Museum, including a Family Art Activity from 1 to 4 pm
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