Farmington #NH #Historical Society Receives Donation: Seeks Other #School Items for #Preservation

Recently, the Farmington Historical Society received yet another priceless gift from a community member. Long time, local resident and active community volunteer, Dottie Bean gave a varied collection of Farmington Town Reports and Farmington School District Reports.

screenshot-farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net-2018-08-15-10-26-40The town reports in the gift lot range from the mid-fifties to current years, the very decades the collection currently needs to acquire to have a complete set from the 1870’s through the early 21st century. Even if we come up short on more than a few years, this moves us much closer to that goal. Also, though fewer in number, the donated Farmington School District Reports are greatly appreciated as the society has so few representations in the collection.

This donation will add to the museum exhibits for culture, schools, buildings, businesses, and notable persons, as well as providing some information on births, deaths, and town statistics which can be invaluable for genealogy work. The donated items are in very good condition, which even if duplicated, will allow us to choose the best copies for archiving in the collection for posterity.

It is with donations like this that the society is able to continue to build and diversify documentation for the historical record and further develop understanding of our town and those who lived in it before us. We are extremely thankful for this gift from Dottie and welcome the opportunity to protect these historical treasures.

Members of the community have been so generous this year I hate to ask for anything else, but this is an important plea. Class photo cards and year books are terribly important markers for not only the people in them, but as representations for each generation and for the decade they are created in. We don’t have many class photo cards or yearbooks in the museum collection. As people pass on they are often thrown away or stored, never to be seen again. Every one we get has tremendous cultural value and increases what we know about our community.. If you can part with them we would love to have them as part of the permanent museum collection.

Kyle Leach, Curator

Farmington NH Historical Society

Museum of Farmington History

http://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net

Visit Largest #Collection of #FridaKahlo #Art Ever Assembled

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and all of the nights that I am away from you. Frida Kahlo

Visit the Faces of Frida exhibit

Read the Josh Jones article about the exhibit here. Continue reading “Visit Largest #Collection of #FridaKahlo #Art Ever Assembled”

#FarmingtonNH Historical Society #Antiques Appraisal Event Recap

The Antiques Appraisal Event earlier this season was a successful as we hoped it would be!

We had over forty people come to the event to get their items looked at by Caroline French, of Caroline French antiques. Items ranged from books to glassware, ceramics, small collectables and musical instruments, all the way to fine art. One of the most interesting items was a small Dutch oil painting a local couple brought in. I was able to talk with several people about the museum collection and we were able to secure a few new members. Continue reading “#FarmingtonNH Historical Society #Antiques Appraisal Event Recap”

Savoring Sumptuous #Spring #Garden #Flowers

Spring has sprung! The garden is not exactly in hyper drive right now and I’m behind I yard work and I’m trying to keep up. Not much in the way of rain this year, so the plants and the flowers are smaller and are not lasting as long as they normally do this time of year. Not as much of an early show. Continue reading “Savoring Sumptuous #Spring #Garden #Flowers”

Save The Date #Craft #Fair Nov 19th 2017

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The Farmington Woman’s Club Craft and Pie Fair will be at Henry Wilson Memorial School, Farmington, NH on Sunday, November 19th this year. This is this their sixth year!

Approximately 50 vendors will be offering handmade products, in addition to crafts they will have a variety of homemade holiday pies for sale. They will have numerous items at their raffle table, a gift wrapping station.  Proceeds will benefit their Community Service and Scholarship Fund. The event starts at 9am, and from experience I know if you want one of the delicious pies, and believe me you do, you need to come early in the day!

I’m always impressed with their fair and how many people it brings to Farmington. I’ll have a double booth this time. I’ll be selling some of the Happiness Tree Decor items; trees, topiaries, baskets, and cornucopia for fall I’ll also have some of my holiday wreathes & swags. Most of the space will be for my paintings, collage work, monoprints, and some of my photography. Please come down that day and support local artists and craftspeople.

 

 

Go Back In Time- At The #Museum Of #Farmington #History

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This post contains the online collection and archive information for The Museum Of Farmington History.  I am the curator there as many of you know. Right now the online museum has a small representation of what we have available in the full collection, but as time goes on, many more items are being added at regular intervals. We have thousands of items to put in, so it will take quite some time. It will also take additional time to build exhibits and weave together the stories from people in town. Continue reading “Go Back In Time- At The #Museum Of #Farmington #History”

Lazy Late #Summer #Garden #Photos

Late summer, here in New Hampshire, is when the garden is in the twilight of its’ life. As the prolonged heat of mid to late summer moves in most plants get a bit ragged and tired. Even with extra water it is hard to keep blooms coming. As you can see that doesn’t mean the garden looks bare. We’ve actually had cooler than normal weather this year, which has felt great while out in the garden. Much less use of the AC too. I hope you enjoy the gallery. There should be one more coming! Continue reading “Lazy Late #Summer #Garden #Photos”

Amazing Posters Honoring @NASA #Voyager Probes

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When I was six, NASA launched two of the most important spacecraft in their history, the Voyager probe 1 & 2. That’s a long time to be out exploring and sending back data. It’s the 40th anniversary of their launch and NASA has put out a few of promo posters. There are also two info graphics about the Voyager mission that may be of interest. Enjoy!

View the Posters

See Images Voyager Took

Images of Voyager

 

Featured image gif credit Teun van der Zalm