Who We Are
- A membership-based organization comprised of individuals and organizations with an interest in labor history
- A forum for discussing labor history and a central resource for the Greater New Haven area
- An educational resource and a historical archive center for records pertaining to our local labor history
- We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization
What We Do
- Create traveling exhibits and install them in community venues
- Preserve and maintain an archival repository of individuals' papers and local union records, documents and artifacts of historical significance
- Organize public events such as workshops, walking tours, book-signings, film festivals, talks by esteemed labor historians and the GNHLHA Annual Meeting
- Offer Records Inventory Services and access by appointment to many of our historical archives
- Conduct projects such as oral history interviews with retired workers
- Present the August Lewis Troup Award annually to individuals in recognition of their personal contributions to the labor community
Our MembersOur members are the heart of the GNHLHA! Visit Meet Our Members to learn more.
Meet GNHLHA President Louis W. Berndtson, Jr.
Our Board and StaffOur board is composed of retired trade unionists, active trade unionists, and teachers and students interested in labor history.
None of our work would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We give warm thanks to the Phoebe Foundation, the William A. Winpisinger Center for Education and Technology, the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the New Alliance Foundation, The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the United Illuminating Company as well as private donations and member contributions.
If you would like to help support programming at GNHLHA, please consider making a donation online.