New Meeting and Program Format
All meetings are free and open to the public.  Membership is $5/year.

Meetings and Programs are held on the First Friday of the Month
6:00 - 7:00 PM : Monthly business meeting. 
7:00 - 7:15 PM : Meet and Greet with Program Presenter - light refreshments are served.
7:15 - 8:15 PM : Program Presentation

2017 Meeting and Speaker Schedule

January 6 - no presentation

February 3 - no presentation

March 3
September 11, 2011:  Farmington NH Remembers
presented by  Stephanie Piro
In the Fall of 2011, Rochester Times writer, and  artist, Stephanie Piro had and idea.  The tenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks was comin up and Stephanie thought it would be interesting to see how some of our townspeople experienced that day year years prior.  So on the morning of September 11, 2011, she and videographer, Stan Freeda, headed for a walk around town.  They interviewed folks they came upon, who agreed to be interviewed and filmed.  The questions were simple.  Where were you on September 11, 2001, and how did you find out about the attacks?  The footage was then edited and compiled by Kyle Leach into a 25 minute documentary film, "September 11, 2011: Farmington NH Remembers". 

April 7 
Friends of Farmington
presented by  Kathy King
Friends of Farmington believes that addressing challenges in a positive and proactive manner can make Farmington a more vibrant and productive community.
In addition to providing support to other organizations that share this mindset, we have recently taken on a unique project of our own.
Friends of Farmington has entered into an agreement to purchase the historic Mason building located on Main St. The three story building has been vacant for some time and was recently renovated following a fire. It is just the place to put our plan into action. Our vision is to provide a place within the community to propel economic development with job skill training and resume writing, and foster small business by providing affordable incubator space. In addition, we will support our friends in Recovery by providing meeting space to support their efforts.
We have kicked off our fundraising efforts with a letter writing campaign, and will continue to work toward raising the roughly $100,000 needed to fund the building purchase as well as capital improvements.

May 5
A Visit from Abraham Lincoln
presented by  Steve Wood
Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the "Gettysburg Address." Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War.
Steve Wood, a graduate of the University of Maine, School of Forestry, worked for nearly thirty years with the UNH Cooperative Extension as an Extension Educator in Forest Resources, retiring at the end of 2003. He has been researching and presenting Living History programs as Abraham Lincoln since 1995. Steve is a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, and the NH Storytelling Alliance.

June 2 
Conversations About Farmington History
presented by  Audience Volunteer Participation
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 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!

July 7 
To Be Announced
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August 4
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September 1
To Be Announced
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October 6

To Be Announced
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November 3
Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner
presented by
Historical Society Membership
Meeting is at 6:30 in the Congregational Church Vestry.
Bring a dish of your favorite recipe and your membership dues and join us for our annual November Pot Luck Dinner.  The November meeting is the start of our year.  Officers are elected for the coming year, and the membership celebrates the past year's accomplishments. If you are interested in preserving Farmington's rich history, than join the Farmington Historical Society.  We're dedicated to preserving history of our town, for our town.

December 1 
To Be Announced
presented by
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All meetings are held on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the historical museum  in the basement of the Goodwin Library, with the exception of the Annual Meeting in November.  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Membership is $5/year.

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