Connecticut Landmarks – Statewide museum-based historical organization that promotes interest in special places by preserving and interpreting properties and collections of importance to Connecticut’s heritage including Hartford’s own Butler-McCook and Isham-Terry houses.
Connecticut Historical Society – Nonprofit museum, library, and education center that collects and preserves items and information relative to the state’s heritage. The CHS research room has an extensive collection of Hartford city directories dating back to the early-19th century.
Connecticut State Library – The History & Genealogy Division of the library is a treasure trove of information about people and places in Hartford and Connecticut History. Visit their Research Databases page to search back issues of the Hartford Courant and more and check out their Old House Research site for information on researching your home’s history.
Historic New England (formerly The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) – Headquartered in Boston, the organization was founded in 1910 to protect New England’s cultural and architectural heritage.
New York Landmarks Conservancy – Organization that helps owners of older buildings by providing grants, low-interest loans, consulting services, workshops and publications.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation – Independent Federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.
The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) – Launched by the Association for Preservation Technology International, this website contains an impressive collection of American (and Canadian), pre-1964 architectural catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides – a great resource for owners of older homes.
American Cultural Resources Association – Business/professional organization for people working in historic preservation, architectural history, architectural anthropology and landscape architecture.
National Register of Historic Places – Part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect the nation’s historic and archeological resources. View our Historic Districts page for more information on Hartford properties and resources listed on the National Register.