Community Partners

We have so many possible community partners within the Thames River Heritage Park. It’s the job of the team to make sure they have all the information they can get about the Yale Study that helped establish and define the Park and its goals, and see if we can coordinate with all of them to find out what they’d like to see in terms of collaborative events for next year. One of the objectives of the establishment of this new kind of park is to expose the public (that’s you) to all the historic and cultural spaces within its borderless borders.

The New London Maritime Association celebrated its newest lighthouse acquisition this month with many events--and a great cake!
The New London Maritime Association celebrated its newest lighthouse acquisition this month with many events–and a great cake!

Here’s a starter list of just some of those organizations, parks and museums. They are all fascinating, accessible, and within short distances of each other on both sides of the Thames River. As the team continues to solidify the new 501 c 3 entity, why not spend these remaining Fall weekends (and the weekends after that) exploring some or all of these cool places?

The New London Maritime Society/Custom House Maritime Museum, New London
Fort Griswold, Groton
The USS Nautilus Museum, Groton
The Hempstead Houses, New London
The New London County Historical Society/Shaw Mansion, New London
The Avery Copp House, Groton
The Ebenezer Avery House at Fort Griswold, Groton
The Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, New London
The United States Coast Guard Academy, New London
The Lyman Allen Museum of Art, New London
Fort Trumbull, New London
The Old Town Mill, New London

And while you’re at it, be sure to visit Connecticut Explored, a quarterly online and print copy magazine of Connecticut History, preservation, and activities/events all around the state. Hopefully, you’ll be reading about the Thames River Heritage Park in an upcoming issue!