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):  April-2017-Drummer

NEXT PROGRAM: Wednesday, May 3, 6:00 PM at Prosser Library

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Marty Podskoch will speak on his new book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy. This event, cosponsored by Prosser Public Library and the Wintonbury Historical Society, will take place from 6:00 to 7:50 PM. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II.   Registration in advance, while not required, is appreciated. Call 860-243-9721 or go online to www.prosserlibrary.info  .

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 Bloomfield 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, 151 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