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Visit the Library

The library research room is open Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Be sure to check the Events calendar for any holiday closings. 

The library is open to the public. There is a $5.00 daily fee for those who are not members of the Society.

Our volunteers will help you locate materials from our collections for your research. 

Search Our Catalog

Many of our collections are cataloged. You can search our catalog here and gather lists of resources together for when you visit us. *Please note: The actual collections are not available online - only the catalog entries to help you start your research.* 

Request Research Assistance

For an hourly fee, volunteers will conduct in-depth research using library and museum assets. Use the pdf Research Query Form (676 KB)  to send your request and for more information on research fees.

NOTE: We are unable to answer research requests by e-mail. Please print and complete the above form and send it to us via US Mail.

Publication of Photographs and Images

The Society holds many photographs and images of people, places, and events. To request copies of images or to use images in publications, please refer to the Historic Image Use Policy and Form.

Woman looking at paper in filing drawer. Model ships on top of filing cabinet.