LATEST NEWSLETTER (click here): February-2018-Drummer
NEXT PROGRAM: For Black History Month: Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 PM (snow date Wednesday, February 7), Dr. Donald Rankin will present a program on Abolitionism prior to the Civil War, starting with his great-grandfather, the Rev. John Rankin of Ohio. “Someone asked Henry Ward Beecher after the Civil War who abolished slavery, and he answered Rev. John Rankin and his sons did. … I was totally unaware how influential he was. Unfortunately it doesn’t make me any more important,” Rankin joked. “I’m just an old guy, but I am proud of what he did. It’s an important story to be told.” See the story at http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-slavery-in-america-presentation-20170403-story.html
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The Fannie Gabriel History Center of the Wintonbury Historical Society is usually open on Monday afternoons from about 1 – 4 for historical and genealogical research. Its collections and exhibits are also available to view by appointment. For an appointment call 860-242-7639. The History Center is located behind the Old Farm School, 153 School Street, at the corner of Park Avenue (Route 178). The school is open Sunday afternoons from 1 – 4 from May 15 through October 15.
We invite you to JOIN the Wintonbury Historical Society and help with the development of our many historical and educational projects.