About Us​

Welcome to the Ledyward Historical Society (LHS). Founded in 1964, the LHS proudly embarks on a journey through time to celebrate and honor the vibrant history of the Ledyard and Gales Ferry communities, including the indigenous peoples who have graced the lands we now call home. Our small town has deep roots that reach back for centuries, and at the core of our history are the Eastern Pequot, Mashantucket Pequot, and Mohegan people who first inhabited this beautiful region.
Nathan Lester House

Our Mission

Ledyard Sawmill

The Ledyard Historical Society seeks to preserve, protect, and make accessible the history of Ledyard and Gales Ferry, Connecticut, including that of the Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations.


Our artifact collection is located at the Nathan Lester House and Farm Tool Museum at 153 Vinegar Hill Road, Gales Ferry, CT. 

Our archive is located inside the Ledyard Public Library’s Bill branch at 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT. 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 411, Ledyard, CT 06339   |   Email: [email protected]   |  Research Inquiries: [email protected]