Nicole Thomas took on an interest in local history almost 20 years ago, after her mother purchased a historic home with an 1895 plaque. In her spare time, she can be found digging through historic archives aiming to find out more about New London’s most fascinating stories. A native of New London, Nicole also works for the Hempsted Houses, a set of historic homes from 1678 and 1759 respectively. Both homes are owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks. In addition, Nicole serves as the Personnel Manager and Administrative Assistant for the New London Homeless Hospitality Center in New London.