The Naugatuck Historical Society will be hiring a museum coordinator for at least 20 hours per week. Duties of this position include membership and record keeping, collections management and cataloging, meeting with patrons and guests, supervising building use by community organizations, scheduling and organizing volunteers and hired consultants, organizational development and consulting the board on matters related to the day-to-day running of the museum.
Our goal is to bring life to our landmark Victorian with the story of how Naugatuck went from the small town of dreamer-tinkerers to become an important manufacturing city propelled by inventions and sustained by immigration, that, along with private philanthropy, shaped our community. Town of Dreamers, City of Invention will open on June 4, 2022 in the new Naugatuck History Museum at the Tuttle House. Exhibition-related lectures and related education programs will begin in the summer of 2022.
A new, permanent exhibit on Naugatuck’s industrial history for display in Naugatuck Historical Society’s new home, the 1881 Tuttle House. Bronson B. Tuttle was co-founder in 1858 with John H. Whittemore of Tuttle & Whittemore (now, the Eastern Company), one of the first malleable-iron manufacturers in the United States. These two industrial magnates, lifelong business partners and friends, played pivotal roles in Naugatuck’s ascent to manufacturing greatness.