Welcome to the Wintonbury Historical Society

This site  features information about the history of the Town of Bloomfield and the Wintonbury Parish from which it was formed. You will learn about the historic people and places of Bloomfield, see results of research being done by members of the Society, and find links to other sites relevant to the study of history.

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



Watch the new Filley Park video!  click here

Watch the Filley House video! click here.

Watch the Old Farm School Video – click here
Watch the Francis Gillette Video – click here

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.

Site improvement 2014-2015 made possible by a grant from:CTH