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The mission of Historic Rowayton is to provide opportunities to discover and appreciate the history of Rowayton and its relationship with neighboring communities.


We do this by:


  • Collecting and preserving related collections and stories

  • Interpreting

  • Programming

  • Outreach

  • Promoting the historic character of the community

Historic Rowayton's History

Historic Rowayton was founded in 1959 as the Rowayton Historical Society to preserve Rowayton’s vibrant history by maintaining and exhibiting its archives, memorabilia and artwork. 

The organization's name was changed in 2021 to reflect a broader purpose, that of preserving and sharing the history of our town, our City, and our region in a 21st Century way. 

Membership and public meetings are held regularly during the year at the Seeley-Dibble-Pinkney house including special programs and speakers. Displays and exhibits, addressing the history of our region are open to the public. We encourage researchers and other interested people to contact us with their questions.

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