Continue on Bedford St., take a right on High Ridge Rd., go under the overpass for the Merritt Parkway, continue for approx. 3.5 mi. to the Stamford Historical Society located in a large fieldstone building that was once the Martha Hoyt School. Here the Society maintains the Marcus Research Library, a very good genealogical library that includes books, manuscripts, business and personal papers, surveys of historic structures, maps, newspapers, oral histories, videos, blueprints and drawings.
The permanent collections of the Society are housed here and include art and artifacts tracing the evolution of Stamford. The Center offers two special curated exhibits a year in its spacious galleries as well as historically themed special events; a November favorite is the Victorian Tea. A gift shop with interesting items is also located here.