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):  June-2017-Drummer

NEXT PROGRAM:  Wednesday, June 7 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Wintonbury Avenue.  Potluck supper at 6:00 PM, Annual business meeting at 7:00, Program at 7:30.  All are welcome!  No charge.

PROGRAM:  Curtis Veeder and the Confluence of Nature and Culture,  a talk by DAVID K. LEFF about the origins of Penwood State Park, Bloomfield’s only state park.

David K. Leff is an essayist and poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work focuses on the surprisingly intimate relationship of people to their built and natural environments. His nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place was a Connecticut Book Award finalist. He is the author of three other nonfictionbooks, Deep Travel, Hidden in Plain Sight and Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England. His poetry collections are The Price of Water, Depth of Field, Tinker’s Damn and Finding the Last Hungry Heart.

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