Museum Shop

The New Haven Museum Shop offers a variety of items for sale. See below for just a sampling of what we have in store.

Currently featured in the Shop:


The Streets of New Haven: The Origin of Their Names, by Doris B. Townshend

Learn about the city through the history of its streets. A keeper for future reference with a complimentary map included.

Resources on Wooster Square available for sale:

  • Bound and Determined: A Visual History of Corsets, 1850-1960 by Kristina Seleshanko
  • Carriages & Clock, Corsets & Locks: The Rise and Fall of an Industrial City–New Haven, Connecticut (2004) edited by Preston Maynard and Marjorie B. Noyes
  • The Completion of Independence in New Haven: Pioneers of Culture and Industry (1975) by New Haven Museum
  • Henry Austin: In Every Architectural Style by James F. O’Gorman
  • An Introduction to the History of Wooster Square and Its Architecture, 1825-1880 (1969) by Elizabeth Mills Brown
  • Iron Fences of Wooster Square by New Haven Historic District Commission
  • The Italian American Experience in New Haven by Anthony Riccio
  • New Haven Museum Journal (Spring 1987, Vol. 33, No. 2) featuring “Mayor Richard C. Lee: A National Vantage” by Robert Wood
  • New Haven Museum Journal (Spring 2001, Vol. 48, No. 1) featuring “Party Walls: Understanding Urban Change Through a Block of New Hven Row Houses, 1870-1979” by Gabrielle Brainard
  • New Haven Museum Journal (Spring 2003, Vol. 49, No. 2) featuring “Longtime mayor reflects on days as newspaperman” by Richard C. Lee
  • Voices from a Wilderness Expedition: The Journals and Men of Benedict Arnold’s Expedition to Quebec in 1775 (2011) by Stephen Darley

Fine reproductions from:

  • Woodbury Pewter

Gift and collectibles:

  • Home Goods – jugs, mugs, tankards, pitchers, serving bowls, compotes, porringers, crocks, ladles, scoops and candle holders.
  • Reproduction toys for children of all ages
  • New Haven gifts including the landmarks throw, t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, note cards

Prints and Postcards:

  • “Top 10” list of New Haven’s inventiveness
  • Amistad related postcards and posters
  • Views of New Haven – original art prints and reproduction historic images
  • Reproduction maps of the area

Local History publications, including:

  • NHM exhibition catalogs
  • NHM Journals
  • NHM’s Amistad publication
  • Shumway & Hegel’s New Haven: An Illustrated History
  • Eric Jaffe’s The King’s Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route that Made America
  • Joshua Kendall’s The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and Creation of an American Culture
  • Robert Leeney’s Elms, Arms and Ivy
  • John Jagger’s Cove Days
  • Doris Townshend’s Streets of New Haven
  • Matthew Warshauer’s Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice & Survival

Unique small gifts:

  • Antique textiles, china and glassware
  • Snowglobe featuring the 3 Churches on the Green

Antiquarian Book Bin

Please also check out the limited edition items in the Antiquarian Book Bin. Proceeds from these purchases go directly to support the Whitney Library.

For more information, please call: (203) 562-4183 or

If you are interested in having an item shipped bulk, please call the number above. There is a $5 per book shipping charge for destinations within the United States.

Upcoming Events

Events on March 30, 2020
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: March 31, 2020 - 12:00 am
Events on March 31, 2020
CANCELED---Yale Needs Women Book Talk
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: March 31, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Location: New Haven Museum
Events on April 5, 2020
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: April 5, 2020 - 4:00 pm


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