25 November 2017

Community Spirit-Start Of Farmington First Night Dec 31st

Farmington First Night will be December 31st, from 7pm-12am. Activities will include a bonfire, ice skating, movies, live entertainment, karaoke, food vendors, art/photography exhibit, photo booth, various activities for the kids are planned, and the Farmington Museum of History will be open with hot cider. Watch the ball drop and find out who won the baby new year contest, while sipping hot coffee or hot chocolate. Please stop by and see us at the museum!

Holiday Season Activity- Tree Lighting Ceremony & Much More

The Farmington tree lighting ceremony will be Friday, December 1st this year. The festivities are from 6:30 - 8pm and are located on Central Street. The Farmington Recreation Department will have hot chocolate and treats. There will be music performed by Farmington's own Henry Wilson School and of course special visit from Santa! The DeJulio family has planned to have a memorial table for residents to stop and share stories about Tom DeJulio. There is also a Santa meet & greet, Friday, December 15th, 6-7pm at the Farmington Recreation Department. Read the Seacoast Online story below for the full list of Farmington activities.

  In Farmington: Lots of holiday events on tap

  Farmington Preservation & Improvement Organization

28 September 2017

October 26th-The Capital Crime of Witchcraft-Goodwin Library

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What Primary Sources Tell Us

Thu, Oct 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions from 17th century New England, demonstrating how methodically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, and other cases against women in colonial New England. This is a free event funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities,Council. Goodwin Library 422 Main Street Farmington, NH 03835

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.