Membership in the Farmington Historical Society helps promote interest in town history. We continue to develop and implement programs for the community that bring history to life.
- We collaborated with the Heritage Alliance to present the Our Town Series at the Library.
- Storyteller/teaching artist Tammy Denease presented the story of Margru, one of four children aboard the Amistad, in celebration of Black History Month.
- Our Celebrate America program in July honored local Veterans for their service.
- The Stone School House was open for visitors during July and August with docents presenting its history.
- Our annual Scarecrow Festival was held in October for families to celebrate the fall season.
- Amistad Tours this year attracted a multitude of visitors including our neighbors and travelers from out of state to see the sites associated with the Amistad Africans.
- With First Church of Christ Congregational, we co-sponsored a book signing of AFRICA IS MY HOME by author Monica Edinger.
Ongoing activities include continued research on the Amistad story, archival work, family genealogical assistance, and helping answer questions about Farmington’s history. In addition, the board has developed a three year strategic plan to guide us through channels of development.
Membership options are:
Online donations can be made by visiting the INFO PANEL at the top right of the screen.
Checks, made payable to the Farmington Historical Society, can be mailed to the society at P.O. Box 1645, Farmington, CT 06034 For more information, please call (860) 678-1645 or send an e-mail to email@example.com