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 this interactive story map. The map presents 108 regional sites and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) by the National Park Service, as well as 28 local history museums where you can go to learn more about the region’s past. Each place located on the map is summarized and includes links to the original NRHP submission materials, with hours of operation and contact information included for the museums. The map also works great on smartphones and tablets, so get out and explore!