03 February 2017

February--African American History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.  

Shadows Fall North Documentary Screening

Shadows Fall North Screening

Shadows Fall North, a documentary produced by the UNH Center for the Humanities and Atlantic Media Productions, supported in part by New Hampshire Humanities, focuses on the recovery of Black history in New Hampshire by two extraordinary women, historians and activists Valerie Cunningham and JerriAnne Boggis. Please join us on February 22 at 7:00 pm at Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, Manchester. DETAILS

To view the trailer, visit www.blackhistorynh.com.

23 January 2017

February 3: Historical Society Meeting

"General Membership Meeting"

Friday, February 3
6:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level

There will be no presentation at this meeting.

On February 3, the Society will meet at 6:00 PM in the Henry Wilson Museum and conduct our business meeting until 7:00 PM. There is no presentation in February.

We are trying a new schedule for the coming year. 

The Society will meet for it's regular monthly business meeting from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on the first Friday of the Month.  After the meeting we will serve refreshments from 7:00 - 7:15 PM, and have a meet and greet with the presenter.  Then, our presentation will start at 7:15 PM.  And it will be over by 8:15 PM.

You can just plan to attend the presentation at 7:00 PM if that suits you.

Our March program will feature watching the short documentary film, "September 11, 2011: Farmington NH Remembers", directed by Stephanie Piro, filmed by Stan Freeda, and compiled by Kyle Leach. The film documents remembrances of September 11 on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

Mark your calendars for this special March program.

If you are not currently a member, but would like to join, or if you would like to update your membership information, please visit
Membership dues are $5.00 annually.

We hope to see you at future meetings, as you help us preserve our rich Farmington history.

27 November 2016

Historical Society Serving Cookies at the Annual Farmington Tree Lighting Event

"Annual Farmington Tree Lighting"

Friday, December 2nd
6:30 pm
outside in the Town Square 

In lieu of our December Meeting, the Historical Society will participate in the annual Tree Lighting in Farmington.  The Farmington Annual Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 2, at 6:30 pm at the Town Tree at the Town Square on Central and Main Streets.  The festivities will include Caroling, Hot Chocolate, provided by the Recreation Department, and Cookies, provided by the Historical Society.  Come, bring the kids and enjoy the festivities. Don't forget, Santa will arrive soon after the tree lighting!

The Historical Society will next meet on Friday,  January 6th at 5:30 in the Henry Wilson Museum.  We will not have a presentation, but will have several things to discuss, so please mark your calendars.  Dues are $5.00 and it is a great time to join!  Hope to see you there.
Last year's Tree Lighting held at the Fire Station
The Recreation Center crew also  served Hot Chocolate at last year's Tree Lighting.
Santa always makes an appearance at the Farmington Tree Lighing.  Here he is at the 2015 Lighting.

05 November 2016

Historical Society Marks Another Year

"Celebrating the Annual Meeting"

On November 4th, the Farmington Historical Society marked its 67th year with the Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner.  There was plenty of food and good company as the Society thanked it past officers and elected a new set for the coming year. 

Most of the officers were returning to continue to serve the Society as they have for many years.
The Society wishes to convey a huge Thank You to Jim Horgan for his leadership over the past few years as Society President.  Jim stepped down from the presidency, but promises to be an active member and we look forward to his continued support and guidance. Taking over for Jim, is Stan Freeda, who was elected as the new President.  We also lost our Auditor Resta Detwiler, who is moving away from Farmington.  Martha Horgan was elected as our new Auditor to replace her.  Continuing in their leadership roles are Vice President Sylvia Arcouette, Treasurer Rebecca Howard, Secretary Joyce White, and Curator Kyle Leach.   

Congratulations to all the new officers.  We look forward to another great year for the Society as we continue efforts to preserve Farmington's history.

Membership in the Society is $5.00 and everyone is welcome to join.  The Society meets on the first Friday of the month, March through December.

09 October 2016

November 4: Annual Pot Luck Dinner Meeting

Friday, November 4th
6:30 pm
Congregational Church Vestry
Main Street, Farmington
presented by 
Farmington Historical Society
Officers and Members

Come join us for our annual meeting and Pot Luck Dinner on Friday, November 4th at 6:30 in the vestry of the Congregational Church on Main Street.  Bring a dish to enjoy with friends. Beverages and desserts will be provided by the Society.  The food will be brought by the membership.   Members  are encouraged to bring family and friends to help us celebrate another great year.  New members are always welcome.  If you ever thought of becoming a member, this is a great time to do it. Please join us.

Tentative Schedule
6:30 PM             Commence Annual Pot Luck Supper.
8:00 PM             (Approx) Historical Society Meeting and Election of Officers

Historical Society dues are due at the Annual Pot Luck Meeting, so bring your $5.00!  At these rates, the entire family can join!
After the meal, we will conduct a brief business meeting.  New officers will be elected for the coming year.  If you would like to run for office or nominate a candidate, please contact us at FarmingtonNHHistory@gmail.com and let us know.

Hope to see you at the Annual Pot Luck Meeting to welcome in our new year!