Research room

Janice W. Bell Historical Research Room

A historical research room, dedicated to the history of Ledyard and Gales Ferry, is located at the Bill Library. The room, named for Janice W. Bell, the first Town Historian and Archivist, contains photos, diaries, letters, documents, maps, land records, and genealogies pertaining to local families and events.

To view the digital collections from the Bell Room, please visit the Ledyard Historical Society’s webpage.

The Historical Research Room is open most Mondays from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (except on national holidays). Others days are by appointment. Please email to make an appointment.

You may also submit a research request via email, mail, or by bringing it to either library building. To do so, please email The Historical Society research volunteers will contact you concerning your inquiry.

Click here for the Historical Room policy (PDF).

CONTACT: Andrea Buka 860.464.9912