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1620s
http://fhs-ct.org/1625/10/05/tunxis-indians/

Tunxis Indians - 1625

Farmington’s history begins in... Read More →
1640s
http://fhs-ct.org/1640/01/05/settlement-of-farmington/

Settlement of Farmington - 1640

“Bend of the Pequabuck,”... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1645/01/05/farmington-incorporates/

Farmington Incorporates - 1645

The land was incorporated... Read More →
1650s
http://fhs-ct.org/1652/10/05/first-church-congregates/

First Church Congregates - 1652

The settlers formed a... Read More →
1670s
http://fhs-ct.org/1673/01/05/gristmill-constructed/

Gristmill Constructed - 1673

  In 1673, a... Read More →
1680s
http://fhs-ct.org/1685/01/05/the-ancient-burying-ground/

The Ancient Burying Ground - 1685

We call it “Memento... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1685/04/10/first-recorded-teacher-in-farmington/

First Recorded Teacher in Farmington - 1685

The first school in... Read More →
1700s
http://fhs-ct.org/1700/02/10/ancient-highways/

Ancient Highways - 1700

Ancient Highways Town of... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1704/01/10/native-american-raids/

Native American Raids 🗓 - 1704

In 1704, news of... Read More →
1720s
http://fhs-ct.org/1720/02/10/the-farming-town-prospers/

The Farming Town Prospers - 1720

  The first homes... Read More →
1770s
http://fhs-ct.org/1770/01/30/first-steps-toward-rebellion/

First Steps Toward Rebellion - 1770

During the years leading... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1771/01/10/the-new-meeting-house-built/

The New Meeting House Built 🗓 - 1771

The present Congregational Church,... Read More →

Little Red Schoolhouses - 1772

The town continued to... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1773/01/05/a-revolution-begins/

A Revolution Begins - 1773

While the town began... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1774/01/10/farmingtons-population-grows/

Farmington’s Population Grows - 1774

In 1774, Farmington’s population... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1774/01/10/farmington-protests-intolerable-acts/

Farmington Protests Intolerable Acts - 1774

The town was one... Read More →

Tunxis Tribe Begins to Disband - 1775

  In 1775, some... Read More →

Abolitionist Movement Begins - 1775

  Slavery was legal... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1775/03/10/farmington-mobilizes/

Farmington Mobilizes - 1775

On April 19, 1775,... Read More →

Colonel Fisher Gay and Other Freedom Fighters - 1776

“Feby. 2, 1776. Set... Read More →

Farmington Fights - 1776

Several hundred patriots joined... Read More →

African Americans from Farmington Join the Fight - 1776

Some of the African... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1776/03/10/the-homefront/

The Homefront - 1776

After the British evacuated... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1776/05/10/farmington-loyalists/

Farmington Loyalists - 1776

Not all town residents... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1777/03/10/prisoners-in-farmington/

Prisoners Turned Builders - 1777

In October 1777, General... Read More →
1780s
http://fhs-ct.org/1780/01/10/washington-rides-through/

Washington Rides Through - 1780

Washington passed through Farmington... Read More →

“The Village of Pretty Houses” - 1781

George Washington, who traveled... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1781/04/10/the-french-visit-farmington/

The French Visit Farmington - 1781

With the American victory... Read More →

The Toll of War Brings Peace - 1782

While no battles were... Read More →

The Abolitionist Movement - 1784

Slavery was legal in... Read More →

Gradual Emancipation of Slaves in Connecticut - 1784

Northeastern states gradually adopted... Read More →

“The Halcyon Days of New England are Past” - 1784

After the Revolutionary War,... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1785/04/10/first-library/

First Library - 1785

Soon after the war,... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1787/02/01/the-cottages/

“The Cottages” - 1787

The small white cottage... Read More →
1790s

Prosperity Grows - 1790

As the number of... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1790/02/10/the-old-stone-schoolhouse/

The Old Stone Schoolhouse - 1790

  The Old Stone... Read More →

Slavery After the American Revolution - 1790

The new nation that Farmington... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1792/01/10/hospital-rock/

Hospital Rock - 1792

Hidden deep in the... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1795/01/10/early-farmington-artists/

Early Farmington Artists - 1795

Two early Farmington artists... Read More →
1810s
http://fhs-ct.org/1813/01/10/sarah-porter-born/

Sarah Porter Born - 1813

Here we must acknowledge... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1817/01/10/the-village-library/

The Village Library - 1817

During the same period,... Read More →
1820s

“View of Monte Video, Seat of Daniel Wadsworth Esq.” - 1828

Hartford Atheneum founder Daniel... Read More →
1830s
http://fhs-ct.org/1830/01/10/the-farmington-canal/

The Farmington Canal - 1830

      In... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1830/01/10/riverside-cemetery/

Riverside Cemetery - 1830

Photo by Brooke Martin... Read More →

The Farmington Library Company - 1839

In February 1839 the... Read More →
1840s
http://fhs-ct.org/1840/01/05/tunxis-monument/

Tunxis Monument - 1840

A brown sandstone monument, erected... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1840/01/05/underground-railroad/

Underground Railroad - 1840

Beginning in the late... Read More →

Tunxis Monument - 1840

A brown sandstone monument, erected... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1841/03/31/the-amistad-captives/

The Amistad Captives - 1841

From March through November... Read More →
1860s
http://fhs-ct.org/1862/01/10/on-the-farmington-river/

On the Farmington River - 1862

Farmington River, Farmington, Connecticut... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1867/01/10/theodate-pope-riddle/

Theodate Pope Riddle - 1867

Theodate Pope Riddle was... Read More →
1870s
http://fhs-ct.org/1870/01/10/farmington-landscape-artists/

Farmington Landscape Artists - 1870

Other nineteenth-century landscapists worked... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1872/01/10/post-civil-war/

Post- Civil War - 1872

Photo by Brooke Martin Read More →
1880s
http://fhs-ct.org/1880/01/10/meeting-house-square/

Meeting House Square - 1880

http://fhs-ct.org/1880/01/25/robert-brandegee/

Robert Brandegee - 1880

Robert Brandegee (1849–1922) was... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1882/01/10/julia-brandegees-library/

Julia Brandegee’s Library - 1882

  Eight years before... Read More →
1890s
http://fhs-ct.org/1890/01/10/tunxis-library-merger/

Tunxis Library Merger - 1890

When the new Town... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1890/02/02/before-the-storm/

“Approaching Storm” by Robert Brandegee - 1890

Painting by Robert Brandegee... Read More →
1900s
http://fhs-ct.org/1900/01/30/535/

Garden at “Glenbrook” later known as “Boulderbrook”. - 1900

The 19th century garden... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1906/01/10/f-l-scott-store/

F.L. Scott Store - 1906

This building formerly “Deming’s”... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1906/01/10/the-village-of-beautiful-homes-published/

“The Village of Beautiful Homes” Published - 1906

In 1906, “Farmington, Connecticut,... Read More →
1930s
http://fhs-ct.org/1931/04/03/robert-brandegee-painting/

Herbert Knox Smith - 1931

Herbert Knox Smith, son... Read More →
1950s
http://fhs-ct.org/1955/01/10/flood-of-1955/

Flood of 1955 - 1955

In August 1955, two... Read More →
1970s
http://fhs-ct.org/1976/01/10/farmington-bicentennial-quilt-1976-1976/

Farmington Bicentennial Quilt, 1976 - 1976

The creation of the... Read More →
1990s
http://fhs-ct.org/1993/11/09/november-1993-newsletter/

November 1993 Newsletter - 1993

http://fhs-ct.org/1995/01/05/connecticut-freedom-trail/

Connecticut Freedom Trail - 1995

The Connecticut Freedom Trail was... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1995/02/09/february-1995-newsletter/

February 1995 Newsletter - 1995

http://fhs-ct.org/1995/05/09/may-1995-newsletter/

May 1995 Newsletter - 1995

http://fhs-ct.org/1995/09/09/september-1995-newsletter/

September 1995 Newsletter - 1995

http://fhs-ct.org/1996/01/09/january-1996-newsletter/

January 1996 Newsletter - 1996

http://fhs-ct.org/1996/03/09/march-1996-newsletter/

March 1996 Newsletter - 1996

http://fhs-ct.org/1996/05/09/may-1996-newsletter/

May 1996 Newsletter - 1996

http://fhs-ct.org/1996/10/09/october-1996-newsletter/

October 1996 Newsletter - 1996

http://fhs-ct.org/1997/06/08/june-1997-newsletter/

June 1997 Newsletter - 1997

http://fhs-ct.org/1997/09/08/september-1997-newsletter/

September 1997 Newsletter - 1997

http://fhs-ct.org/1997/12/10/december-1997-newsletter-2/

December 1997 Newsletter - 1997

http://fhs-ct.org/1998/03/10/march-1998-newsletter/

March 1998 Newsletter - 1998

http://fhs-ct.org/1998/05/10/may-1998-newsletter-2/

May 1998 Newsletter - 1998

http://fhs-ct.org/1998/09/08/september-1998-newsletter/

September 1998 Newsletter - 1998

Table of Contents Farmington... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1998/09/10/september-1998-newsletter-2/

September 1998 Newsletter - 1998

http://fhs-ct.org/1998/10/10/autumn-1998-newletter/

Autumn 1998 Newletter - 1998

http://fhs-ct.org/1998/11/08/autumn-1998-newsletter/

Autumn 1998 Newsletter - 1998

Table of Contents   Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1999/01/10/january-1999-newsletter/

January 1999 Newsletter - 1999

http://fhs-ct.org/1999/02/20/a-new-garden-with-an-18th-century-design/

A New Garden with an 18th Century Design - 1999

by Peggy Bliss In... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/1999/04/10/april-1999-newsletter/

April 1999 Newsletter - 1999

http://fhs-ct.org/1999/06/10/june-1999/

June 1999 Newsletter - 1999

http://fhs-ct.org/1999/09/08/september-1999-newsletter/

September 1999 Newsletter - 1999

http://fhs-ct.org/1999/09/10/september-1999-newsletter-2/

September 1999 Newsletter - 1999

2010s
http://fhs-ct.org/2011/01/09/854/

Farmington Historical Society Welcomes 2011 - 2011

by Irene Van  ... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/2016/07/17/libation-ceremony-by-sheldons-horse-at-the-encampment-2016/

Libation Ceremony by Sheldon’s Horse at the Encampment 2016 - 2016

http://fhs-ct.org/2016/10/22/fisk-jubilee-singers-2/

Fisk Jubilee Singers - 2016

In honor of the... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/2017/01/12/farmingtons-freedom-trail/

Farmington’s Freedom Trail Tours 🗓 🗺 - 2017

“Prior to the walking... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/2017/01/12/farmington-artists/

Farmington Artists - 2017

Farmington Artists and Their... Read More →
http://fhs-ct.org/2017/02/11/december-1999-newsletter/

December 1999 Newsletter - 2017

http://fhs-ct.org/2017/04/05/revolutionary-war-encampment/

Revolutionary War Encampment 🗓 🗺 - 2017

http://fhs-ct.org/2017/05/05/patient-h-m-a-story-of-memory-madness-and-family-secrets/

Patient H. M., A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets 🗓 🗺 - 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017... Read More →