We are well into a project to inventory all our possession, including documents, photographs, textiles, furniture, etc. Where possible, each item is photographed, assigned an accession number and logged into our museum database. The database contains a short description, the donor, the accession number and date, a photograph where possible and its location. Documents will be transcribed, digitized and made available. Both a hard copy and a computer copy are kept. Examples are shown on our "Research Documents" pages. This is a long term project as we believe we have more than 9000 items of which more than 6300 are currently in the database. Also, more than 4500 photographs and slides have been digitized. At present we are working on textiles in the Reynolds-Beers House.
A second project involving the re-organization of the Society's files is also being undertaken.
In 2013 The Totoket Historical Society transcribed a series of 73 Civil War Letters written by a soldier to his parents. These letters remained forgotten in an attic on North Street for nearly 150 years. The soldier, Albert Uriah Platts, served in the Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and was involved many of the major battles of the Civil War including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Sherman's March to the Sea, The Siege of Atlanta and of Savannah etc. We are planning a presentation illustrating these letters later this year. They are quite interesting. DATE - TBD