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:  September-2015-Drummer

Next Program will be on Francis Gillette: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:30 PM at Prosser Public Library.  This program will feature Francis Gillette lightenedthe Gillette House and Francis Gillette the orator.  Ralph Schmoll will show the video of Gillette, and Fred Hesketh will read from Gillette’s speeches against slavery.  Free admission.  Click on the September Drummer link for more information.

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 Sunday and Monday afternoons from 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 or 860-242-1016. The History Center is located behind the Old Farm School, 153 School Street at the corner of Park Avenue (Route 178).

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

Bloomfield, Connecticut