2018 – Fall/Winter Calendar 

August 26 – November 11, 2018 – Over There & Back Here – Unionville in WW

Our current exhibit focuses on the many contributions Unionville made in WWI from citizens who served on the battlefield or on military installations here in the states to the those who were not able to serve but did all they could here at home to support the war effort.   Unionville soldiers often served in the 102th infantry, part of the famous Yankee Division, and fought in most of the final battles of the war.  The 301st Trench Mortar Battery also included many Unionville men.  They spent most of the early days of their service in the states supporting those in combat.  They were eventually sent to Europe for the final push though they never made it to the front.  The exhibit highlights those who served and profiles the four Unionville men who died in WWI.  In addition to exploring the service of Unionville men during WWI the exhibit focuses on all that was being done at home not only to support the sons, brothers, husbands who were serving but to support the war effort in general.  The Exhibit is open 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you would like to arrange a group visit at another time, please call 860-673-2231 and leave a message or contact us via email here.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Fall Festival and Moonlight Movie

The Museum is participating in this event co-sponsored by Farmington Community & Recreational Services and the Unionville Village Improvement Association.  The festival will be held on the grounds of the Staple House, 2 Monteith Drive, Farmington.  It will be an afternoon and early evening of halloween activities, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and a showing of the movie, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.   Click here for more information about the Festival.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. at the Museum – Christine Pittsley, Connecticut State Library

Join us at the museum for a talk by Christine Pittsley of the Connecticut State Library on Unionville and Connecticut’s roles in WWI.  Christine’s talk will be followed by a general discussion and an opportunity for those who had relatives who served in WWI to share stories and any photographs or memorabilia they would like to bring.  Registration is free.  Please call 860 673-2232 and leave a message to reserve a seat.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Jingle Bell Jubilee 

Our holiday celebration opens once again as a part of Unionville’s  annual “Jingle Bell Jubilee”.  Join us early on December 1 during our regular Saturday hours of 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. or come later during the Jubilee hours of 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Enjoy the beautiful wreaths decorated for your pleasure by our neighbors, the businesses of Unionville.

We will also have copies of the 2019 Museum calendar on sale ($8.00).  And, if you are looking for Christmas gifts, Cliff Alderman’s Unionville book ($23.00) or Union School Stories – the updated 75th Anniversary version ($5.00) – are both good choices for those who like to remember Unionville’s past.  Also, our hand-colored Unionville map is available in three versions – unframed ($25.00), metal framed ($75.00) and wood framed with mat ($140.00).

After the Jubilee, the holiday exhibit will continue to be open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. through January 6, 2019.   Click here for more information about the Jubilee.

 

Regular Museum hours are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00-4:00 p.m. when an exhibit is running.  If you would like to arrange a group visit at another time, please call 860-673-2231 and leave a message or contact us via email here.