13 October 2011

Historical Society Helps Get New Roof for the NH Farm Museum


At the October 7th meeting, the atendees were treated to an exciting presentation by Farm Museum Director, Kathleen Shea, on the interesting and artistic life of Robert Edmond Jones.  The Farm Museum is located on the old farm owned and operated by the Jones Family.  See post of Robert Edmond Jones for more details.

Following the presentation, the members of Farmington Historical Society voted to donate $500 to the NH Farm Museum for their roofing fund.  It was noted that the museum is currently in need of a roof and there is an ongoing fundraising project to raise money to cover the costs.

The donation was presented to the museum director, Kathleen Shea, on Sunday, October 9, by FHS President, Dottie Bean and Vice-President Louise Hoage.  The October 12th edition of the Rochester Times reports that this donation will be matched by two anonymous donors.  The NH Farm Museum is as important to the town of Farmington as it is to the town of Milton, where it is located.  Farmington's "Uncle Sam" bob sled, the largest in the world, was donated to the Farm Museum several years ago by Cameron's Garden Center of Farmington.

Photo Credit: John Nolan, editor of the Rochester Times, and is the property of Fosters Daily Democrat


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