Although some of the buildings described are no longer standing, their stories remain. This self-guided walking/biking/driving tour tells the pre-1970 stories of the experiences, contributions and hardships faced in New Haven by five of the cultural and ethnic groups that have enriched our community. A major goal of the EHC is to stimulate an interest among the many additional cultural groups in New Haven to form historical societies to preserve and share their histories. This project is the start of that process. We plan to include sites important to additional cultural groups in our community in the future.
Our exhibition “Ethnic History of New Haven, 1638-2000” is currently on view at the SCSU Buley Library.
Ethnic History of New Haven exhibition at Buley Library