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.