About The Bridgeport History Center
Everyone loves to dig around in an old attic, trying to find some hidden treasure. That is what visiting the Bridgeport History Center on the third floor of the Library is like…digging around in the city of Bridgeport’s attic!
First time visitors to the History Center are often surprised at the wealth of information that is found here. Spend ten minutes, and you’ll be hooked! Our staff will help you with that historical question you’ve always wanted answered. We’ll help you find long lost relatives by assisting you with researching your Family Tree. It doesn’t matter if you are not a Bridgeport native, we have information from all over the world.
Come visit us and discover history!
(Monday through Wednesday by appointment only)
For appointments call (203) 576-7417
- Genealogy Center
- Newspapers on Microfilm
- Research Sites
- Labor History Exhibit
- “Bridging Our History” – Memoir Writing Site
- “Hidden History of Bridgeport” – An exhibit of gems in the Historical Collections
Events at History Center
For a complete listing of library events, please click here, Calendar & Events, or go to the same link listed at the top
Memoir Writing Class
2nd Saturday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.
The Historical Center has sponsored a Bridgeport Memoir Writing Class since 2002. Our class has continued to write about memories of not only Bridgeport, Connecticut, but about the stories that we find have linked our lives. We all have shared landscapes of memories, be it a football game, high school, or daily life. Newcomers are welcome! Please join us on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM.
3rd Thursday of each month @ 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.
Discussion Leader: Bill Stansfield, Genealogist
Currently On Exhibition
WWII Veterans from Bridgeport: Photographs and Momentos
Items contributed by local veterans and family members to the Historical Collections
Photographs: Bridgeport Collective Memory
Photographs from the History Center capture shared places, activities, and events in the Bridgeport community.
The Hidden History of Bridgeport
An exhibition of gems in the Historical Center
Also an exciting website updated weekly!
“Hidden History of Bridgeport”