History

Did you know that...
...the original Mickey Mouse watch was designed and manufactured in Waterbury?
...the first Episcopal Bishop in the "New World" was elected secretly in a Woodbury Farmhouse?
...General Rochambeau and his men were guests at several homes in the area on their march to Yorktown in 1782?
...or that many impressive homes of the region's powerful industrial leaders still stand throughout the region?
 
Now you can explore the history of the Naugatuck Valley Region using the interactive storymap below.  The map presents 108 historic sites and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) by the National Park Service, along with 28 local museums you can visit to learn more about the region's past.  The map also works great on smartphones and tablets, so get out and explore! 
 
Click the map below to explore the region's past! 
Many NRHP properties are privately owned and not open to the public. Please respect private property.