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) :  November-2015-Drummer

NEXT PROGRAM:  FEBRUARY 3, 2016, 6:30 PM AT PROSSER PUBLIC LIBRARY  (Snow date: February 10)

“Hopes and Expectations: The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford,” with Barbara Beeching, Ph.D

Dr. Beeching came late to the study of history.  When she retired from public relations work in the Connecticut tourism office, she enrolled at Trinity College and earned a Master’s Degree in American Studies.  She then went on to study American History at UConn, earning her Ph.D. in 2010.  Her forthcoming book grew out of her dissertation.  An Indiana native, she now lives at Seabury and is happy to be a resident of Bloomfield.


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 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).  It 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

Bloomfield, Connecticut