15 September 2017

October 6: The Forgotten Side of the American Revolution

"The Forgotten Side of the American Revolution"


Friday, October6th
7:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level

presented by 
Jeff Durell
Revolutionary War Reenactor
Social Studies Teacher


Jeff Durell has been a historical reenactor for thirty years. His program will consist of telling the forgotten side of the American Revolution through the eyes of the British Soldier. The program will include stories, a manual of arms, and a display of the kit and accouterments of the British Soldier while in service in America. Jeff welcomes questions from the audience and promises an interactive and engaging experience.  When not reenacting Revolutionary War battles, or presenting as his alter ego, the, Dreadful Grenadier,  Jeff teaches middle school social studies in Barrington.  

Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting prior to the presentation at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Consider joining the Historical Society and helping preserve and protect Farmington History.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Links to Learn More
Revolutionary War Reenacting    http://www.revolutionarywarreenacting.com/


Revolutionary War Reenactment Sturbridge Village, MA  2015    https://youtu.be/Xghy2LjV-JI




 

09 September 2017

November 3rd Historical Society Hosts membership Pork Roast Dinner and Annual Meeting

          "Roast Pork Dinner"


Friday, November 3
6:00 pm
in the First Congregational Church Vestry

presented by 
Farmington Historical Society
at our Annual Meeting




This year, the Historical Society is breaking with our traditional Pot Luck and opting for a catered meal.  The meal will be provided by the Mustard Seed Café, the community meal group that features a donation community meal on the first and third Sundays of the month, October through April.  

This year our menu will feature Roast Pork with potato, gravy, side vegetable, and dessert.  Vegetarians can enjoy lasagna, and there will be a gluten free option for those who request it in advance.

The dinner is $10.00, payable to the Farmington Historical Society, in advance to reserve your seat.  We need a count by October 20, so please mark your calendars and reserve your seat now.  Our Treasurer, Rebecca Howard, will be accepting cash or checks for your reservation.  Contact her, or any member of the Historical Society to reserve your seat.  

We will have a brief meeting after the meal, celebrate our past year of successes in the Society and elect a new slate of officers for the coming year.  Dues will be due at the Annual meeting and are $5.00 per person.  

If you are not currently a member, you can join and attend the dinner, or just join us for dinner!

Learn More About
The Mustard Seed Café at www.TheMustardSeedCafe.org.


 

01 September 2017

Osgood Pharmacy Collection Digitized At New Hampshire Historical Society


The New Hampshire Historical Society has just finished processing the Osgood Pharmacy Collection from Farmington, NH. They have been working on documenting this collection since 1992, when they acquired it from Donna Osgood. The collection consists of nearly1500 items, which has been parred down to 620 items, for digitized online viewing. Please visit this Osgood Pharmacy Collection link to view the relevant items.

As the caption for the picture above notes, at the opening of the Odd Fellows Hall, in 1896, the street floor was the Roberts Drug Store. In 1953 the drug store was sold to Twink Osgood and then it was sold to Don Marble, a long term business partner of Osgood.




 

30 August 2017

Society Meeting: Friday, September 1

"Historical Society Members Meeting"


Friday, September 1st
6:00 pm
in the Museum of Farmington History 
Goodwin Library lower level



There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Tentative Agenda
Call to Order
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Curator’s Report
President’s Report
Old Business
    Programming and Refreshments for Presentations
    Membership Drive
    Hay Day Historical Society Presence
    Eastman House
    Any Other Old Business
New Business
Next Meeting
October 6, 2017.  6:00 PM in the Museum.  Jeff Durrell, Revolutionary War reenactment. Confirmed.
We need contact him to get a photo and a brief synopsis of the presentation, so we can publicize it properly.
Adjournment




 

02 August 2017

August 4th - Membership Meeting at 6:00 PM



"August Membership Meeting and Stories of Farmington Initiative"

Friday, August 4th
6:00 pm
in the Mistorical Society Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level
Membership Meeting



Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.


Tentative Agenda
     Call to Order
     Secretary's Report
     Treasurer's Report     
     Curator's Report    
     Hay Day Participation
     Stories of Farmington Initiative
     Fall Programming
     Other New Business
     Adjournment



Stories of Farmington Initiative
Following the monthly membership meeting, which will be from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, the recording team will stay in the museum to record any Farmington residents who want to share their favorite stories about Farmington. Whether it be about past town events, family memories, friendships, favorite objects, come join us and share your memory of Farmington's past.

The Farmington Historical Society has begun its "Stories of Farmington Initiative".  We're going to make history come alive through storytelling.  This is an ongoing and participatory project in which volunteer townsfolk are recorded sharing their favorite stories about Farmington. Whether it be about past town events, family memories, friendships, favorite objects, come participate and share your memory of Farmington's past. If you just want to listen and learn, that's fine.  

Want to participate but are not sure what you can offer?  To prepare a bit in advance, plan to take about 3-5 minutes to tell your story about you and your relationship to Farmington.  Your story should answer the following questions:
  • Who are you and how long have you been in Farmington?
  • What is it you want to talk about:  object, event, location, time, family, etc?  
  • How does this relate to both you and to Farmington?
  • Why did you select this particular story?  Why is it important to you?
While we would eventually like to post the stories in the online museum capture, we mainly want to collect a living history or primary source material about Farmington's past as remembered by its current citizens.  If you only want to share your story for historical purposes, we will not post it online, or make it public in any way.  We will just archive it for the future historians to review. But if you want to share your recording, we can do that as well!

The program is open to all and all are welcome.





 

02 July 2017

July 7 Membership Meeting at 6:00 PM

"July Membership Meeting and Stories of Farmington Initiative"

Friday, July 7th
6:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level
Membership Meeting
Stories of Farmington Initiative

Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Stories of Farmington Initiative
Following the monthly membership meeting, which will be from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, the recording team will stay in the museum to record any Farmington residents who want to share their favorite stories about Farmington. Whether it be about past town events, family memories, friendships, favorite objects, come join us and share your memory of Farmington's past.

The Farmington Historical Society has begun its "Stories of Farmington Initiative".  We're going to make history come alive through storytelling.  This is an ongoing and participatory project in which volunteer townsfolk are recorded sharing their favorite stories about Farmington. Whether it be about past town events, family memories, friendships, favorite objects, come participate and share your memory of Farmington's past. If you just want to listen and learn, that's fine.  

Want to participate but are not sure what you can offer?  To prepare a bit in advance, plan to take about 3-5 minutes to tell your story about you and your relationship to Farmington.  Your story should answer the following questions:
  • Who are you and how long have you been in Farmington?
  • What is it you want to talk about:  object, event, location, time, family, etc?  
  • How does this relate to both you and to Farmington?
  • Why did you select this particular story?  Why is it important to you?
While we would eventually like to post the stories in the online museum capture, we mainly want to collect a living history or primary source material about Farmington's past as remembered by its current citizens.  If you only want to share your story for historical purposes, we will not post it online, or make it public in any way.  We will just archive it for the future historians to review. But if you want to share your recording, we can do that as well!

The program is open to all and all are welcome.





 

20 May 2017

June 2: Conversations About Farmington History with Farmington Residents

"Conversations About Farmington History"




Friday, June 2nd
7:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level

presented by 
Volunteer Audience Members
Sharing Farmington Stories


We're trying something new at the Farmington Historical Society.  We're going to make history come alive through story telling.  This will be a participatory event in which volunteers in the audience will share their favorite stories about Farmington. Whether it be about past town events, family memories, friendships, favorite objects, come join us and share your memory of Farmington's past. If you just want to listen and learn, that's fine.  No pressure.  Refreshments will be served at 7:00 PM and our program will start at 7:15. You do not have to participate to attend. The program is open to all and all are welcome.
Planning Ahead to Participate?  Plan to take about 3-5 minutes and tell us:
  • Who you are and how long you have been in Farmington.
  • What it is you want to talk about:  object, event, location, time, family, etc.
  • How it relates to Farmington.
  • Why it is important to you.
We would like to capture your stories on video for a documentary we are making, but if you want to share but opt out of recording, you can do so!

Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Links to Learn More
Story Corp  We're basing out ideas on the Story Corps project.
https://storycorps.org/