The Farmington Historical Society
The Farmington historical Society was founded in November of 1949. Its mission is to furnish an opportunity for united thought and action in collecting, preserving, and publishing early and late history of the town of Farmington, to preserve such records, articles, photos, or relics and other objects as may be of interest to the Society, and to provide such education as is deemed of interest to the community.
Monthly history programs are free and open to the publicand include of presentations on topics of interest feature local and regional speakers. The Society meets monthly on the first Friday of the Month. The Society hosts a public program March through October, and December, with an annual Pot Luck Dinner at the November meeting. A business meeting is conducted following the program presentations.
The Museum of Farmington History is operated by the Farmington Historical Society. It is a large, diverse collection of thousands of documents, photos, and artifacts that span many eras and disciplines in North American history and encompass treasures of local, regional, and national value. The museum is open during Meetings of the Historical Society, held on the first Friday of each month, on Hay Day, and by special appointment. The online museum has a small representation of the full collection, but as time goes on, more items are being added at regular intervals.
Farmington News Digital Archive contains all issues of the Farmington News, of Farmington, New Hampshire. The newspaper was published every Friday by the Farmington News Company from March 14, 1879 through April 7, 1976. The circulation reported in 1898 was 1200. The paper was 17 inches X 24 inches in size. The Digital Archive of the Farmington News was made possible to the Farmington Community by the Farmington Historical Society in 2014.
The Puddledock Press online digital archive project stared in 2017 and will cotain all issues of the Puddledock press witin a few years. The Puddledock Press was established in 1979 as part of a grant for a Farmington Community Education Project, funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a private grant foundation based in Flint, Michigan. This first issue appeared in December, 1979. The Puddledock Press currently is available in both digital and print formats. The Society has all printed copies archived and will have digtized copies of all published Puddledock Press issues by 2021.
The Society annually awards a $500 scholarship to a graduating Farmington High School senior. The Society published the pictorial book Images of America - Farmington, available at the museum for $16.99. The Society has also written History of Farmington NH, available at the museum for $5.00.