Welcome to the Unionville Museum
Do you recognize these faces? Our new exhibit, Faces from Unionville’s Past, will be opening on August 23rd and will feature a number of individuals who have been major influences on Unionville’s history. Curated by Town Historian, Betty Coykendall, it highlights Unionville’s contribution to the place known 375 years ago as “Tunxis Plantation” and eventually incorporated as Farmington.
We hope you will enjoy the exhibit, as well as the town-wide celebration of the 375th birthday of Tunxis Plantation which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 13th. Many other organization in town will be participating in this event, planning is underway and the final schedule for the day will be coming out later this summer.
And, if you haven’t been able to stop by earlier, we will be open during this year’s Unionville Festival which will be held on Sunday, September 27th from noon to 4:30 p.m.
We are proud to announce that the Museum’s “John Brown Pike” has been selected as one of the 50 items to be included in the new exhibit “50 Objects, 50 Stories” at the Connecticut Historical Society.
Please take the time to stop by and see this great new exhibit – for more details, please visit their website at chs.org.
Thanks to all of you who supported our Tag Sale this year. We had great response to our request for donation of items so our selection this year was bigger and better than ever. And, in spite of the rain, shopper turnout was large and enthusiastic.
A very, very special thanks to everyone who helped with the preparations – we could not do this without our volunteers who helped receive and mark items, set up and arrange the tents and tables, assist shoppers and stayed to help close. Our move crew worked hard as usual and the Boy Scouts came by at the beginning and end of the sale to help out. Also thanks to the First Church of Christ Congregational and the Town of Farmington. See you all next year!
Learn More About Us
In Fall, 1983, the Tunxis Senior Citizens Association vacated the Carnegie library building, moving into the former church hall behind the library building. Proposals for the now-empty library building’s use immediately began flying, but by December 22nd, the building was awarded to the proposed Museum of Unionville History.
By the end of the following year, Unionville’s 150th anniversary, the new museum was opening its first exhibit. Since then we have presented more than sixty additional exhibits as we carry out our mission.
History and Beyond
Our Fall 2012 exhibit included a group of snapshots from the Museum’s collection of Unionville residents who fought in WWII. This set of pictures is incomplete – some pictures are missing names and some WWII veterans who lived in Unionville at the time are not included at all. The Museum is interested in adding photographs of as many missing vets as possible. Please click here to see a list of the pictures we already have and contact information to donate new ones. Over time we will also be adding copies of the pictures as we continue to scan them.