Hometown History


Huntington Center – 1836


Historical Programs and Research, specializing in the local history and heritage of Connecticut's Bridgeport, New Haven, and Lower Naugatuck Valley regions


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This Week in Local History

Custom Historical Programs on any local topic


Robert Novak Jr. has specialized in presenting local history in fun, interactive formats for both general and specialized audiences for 20 years.


He served over 14 years as the Executive Director of the Derby Historical Society, and is currently the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. He has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and for 16 years wrote a popular historical column in the weekly Huntington Herald newspaper called Hometown History.


Contact info – (203) 231-3916 (cell)