Welcome to the Unionville Museum
Do you recognize these faces? Our new exhibit, Faces from the 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, from 1:00-5:00 p.m., followed by a 375th Birthday Party at the Farmington Community Center.
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.
The Unionville Museum will be holding our second annual Pig Roast fundraiser on Sunday, August 30th at 3PM at the Unionville Lions Club – Camp Happy Hill, 87 West Avon Road, Unionville.
Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available by calling 860-676-4425 or 860-673-4336.
Please come and support the Museum while enjoying a great meal!
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.