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The Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society located in Woodbridge Connecticut, was founded in 1936 by a small group of citizens concerned with preserving the history of Woodbridge and Bethany. This has been accomplished through the acquisition of significant artifacts and by documenting many of the oral histories of earlier residents.

From Lucy Finney’s living room (our first headquarters) to the 18th century showcase of the Thomas Darling House, the Society has become more than a vehicle to gather and preserve. Its role has expanded to include the dissemination of information to all who are interested and to promote a spirit of community in a rapidly changing world. We are a not-for-profit organization run by a small group of dedicated and talented volunteers, and supported by a growing membership.

Membership to the Society helps us reach our mission of preserving history.

You can:

  • become a member
  • make a donation
  • contribute to our endowment
  • attend an event, or
  • volunteer

Your contribution also helps us maintain the Thomas Darling House and the wonderful collections inside. Whatever way you contribute, we hope you join us! Please visit our Membership page for more information. Or donate now with Paypal. For volunteer opportunities or other general information please email

Board of Directors of AWHS

President: Alexia Belperron PhD
Vice President: Mary Dean PhD
Treasurer: Barbara Baldwin
Recording Secretary: Martha German
Corresponding Secretary: Phyllis Federico

Preservation Specialist: Leland Torrence

Board of Directors: 
Marvin Arons MD
Paul DeCoster
Lisa Flaherty
Charles Griffith
Barbara Hagan-Smith
Rebecca Harlow
Richard Jeynes
Dr. Wilson Kimnach
Donald Menzies
Lynn Piascyk