#FarmingtonNH Historical Society Suspends Meetings But Remains Active

The Farmington Historical Society has suspended all their meetings and featured speakers for the foreseeable future and any tours and visits of the Museum of Farmington History that were planned, or being planned, are on hold until further notice. The Society will continue to conduct some of their business, as necessary, through their private members group on Facebook, and over email.

The Society is seeing an increase in donations recently, which is a great thing for our town.  The Historical Society is very appreciative of all donations, as and are trying to collect and preserve as much of Farmington's history as they can.   However, at this time, they ask potential donors to hold onto any donations until after the COVID-19 crisis is over.  The Goodwin Library is closed during the pandemic, and the Society wants to limit the amount of packages the library staff have to receive on behalf of the Historical Society.  The Society is currently staying out of the Library in order to follow and practice good social distancing protocols.

Once this crisis is over, they will welcome any  donations once again.  Being sequestered in your homes is a good time to clean out your old stuff and donate those historical treasures that nobody wants to store to the Society.  Of particular interest are Farmington High School Yearbooks, old town records, old family and town photographs, personal stories of Farmington, and stories of Farmington history.  Please remember to include any and all information regarding the items donated that you might have, and be sure to include your name, or the person's name in which you would like the donation to be recognized.  Remember, everything is history, and becomes history, as soon as it's passed.

Kyle Leach
Museum of Farmington History

From the New Hampshire Historical Society: 
Given the current health crisis, the New Hampshire Historical Society is closed to the public. In addition, all public programming for the spring of 2020, including the Society's annual meeting, has been postponed. 

The health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff are of paramount importance to us, and we hope that by postponing all large gatherings we help slow the spread of COVID-19 in New Hampshire. 

We will reopen when it is safe, and we plan to schedule new dates for the postponed programs. We hope you will join us when they are offered in the coming year. All of these dates will be well advertised through the Society's usual communication channels.

In the meantime, please continue to enjoy New Hampshire's history through our website, which presents the Timeline of New Hampshire Historyonline exhibitions, digital and audio versions of Historical New Hampshire, the Society's audio building highlights tour, and access to the Society's collections through the integrated museum and library catalog.

Society members can also look forward to a new issue of Historical New Hampshire, with articles on the Cog Railway, the Scots-Irish, and more. We also encourage you to contact our staff via our website's Contact Us form or email.

All of us at the Society extend our best wishes for your well-being as we weather this pandemic.

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