Why is the Museum charging fees to use its archives?

Beginning in January 2018, the museum adopted a fee structure to use its archives that was similar to other historical societies and museums. It is expensive to maintain the archives and requires special supplies and climactic controls for the vault. Our ongoing digitization program which will make our resources available to the researchers and scholars through a state catalog system, is also costly. Fees offset these necessary expenses.

Contact our archivist at archives@westporthistory.org to make an appointment or fill out our online research request form here.