About Us

The Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives, Inc. was created in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization.

We collect archival materials relating to the past, present and future development of the town of Madison, Connecticut, and make these materials available to students, historical researchers and other interested parties.


The work of the Archives is to organize and preserve these collections, and assist visitors with historical inquiry and research. Bound and microfilm volumes of local newspapers, school records, tax records and annual town reports are available to the public. Sources such as photographs, diaries, letters and other documents relating to Madison's history may be located with a computerized data base.

The Archives

Materials span more than 300 years, beginning when "East Guilford" was recognized as a separate section of Guilford, and continuing through 1826 when the Town of Madison was incorporated as an independent municipality, to the present with significant concentration on the 20th century.

The Archives maintains an ongoing program of acquisition, preservation and public education. An Archivist is responsible for the daily operation of the facility. All programs are run by volunteers and supported by private donations.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the Madison community, Scranton Library, other historical organizations, and the Evarts family.


Contact The Archives

The Archives is located in the lower level of Memorial Town Hall facing the historic Madison Green. In keeping with archival standards, the collection is housed in a fire-proof vault. As historical materials are received, they are catalogued and entered into a computer database to facilitate document searches.

8 Meetinghouse Lane
Madison, CT 06443

Tuesday - 7pm to 9pm
Friday - 10am to 1pm

(203) 245-5667

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