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New Haven Museum and Historical Society (New Haven, CT)

1807 drawing of Yale University in New Haven, CT
1807 drawing of Yale University in New Haven, CT

The New Haven Museum and Historical Society was founded in 1862 by a group of locals. Its present quarters were constructed in 1929.

The New Haven Colony Historical Society's collections include a number of important items associated with the Amistad Case. They include Nathaniel Jocelyn's oil portrait of Cinque and a mid-19th-century watercolor of the schooner La Amistad being approached by the U.S. brig Washington. The collection also includes documents and artifacts relating to the case.

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Last updated: July 24, 2017