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Sites to VisitPine Grove Schoolhouse Hunter History Room
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Welcome to The Avon Historical Society, Inc.
Avon Historical Society's mission is to identify, collect, preserve, utilize,
display, and promote the history and heritage of
Welcome to Spring & Summer 2016
Join us for a series of events commemorating the
Derrin family settling in Avon 250 years ago.
Click here for Details.
The following exhibits are outside the HIstory Room of the Avon Free Public Library:
March-April - ON MY HONOR - The History of Girl Scouting in Avon
May - Follow The Books: The HIstory of Northington Library
June - August - The Derrin Family, Farms of West Avon and More
BARN DANCE - Saturday, April 30 5-10pm
First Company Governor's Horse Guard, 280 Arch Road
Joint fundraiser with the Friends of the Horse Guard
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Need a quick gift that is special and of interest to your local history buff? How about a book or set of notecards from the Avon Historical Society Gift Shop? We are pleased to have several books on Avon history available including photo books of views of Avon yesterday and today. Also, full color notecards of historic scenes around Avon painted by students at Avon High School. These heavy stock cards are 5" x 7" in size and depict scenes of Pine Grove School House, The Flower House on West Avon Road, Countryside Park and the Forge at Avon Old Farms School. A set of 8 cards are $8 or 2 sets for $15. Sets come with all four pictures on the front. The student artists, whose name are on the back of the cards, gave permission for their images to be reproduced. Printing was donated. Therefore 100% of the proceeds will benefit the projects and programs of the Avon Historical Society. To order, please contact the Society at the number below for price and shipping, if necessary. To view all our items, visit the AHS Gift Shop page.
About UsAvon Historical Society P.O. Box 448, Avon, CT 06001
Founded in 1974, the Avon Historical Society is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization devoted to the conservation of Avon's historical and cultural past and its educational relevance to our life. Membership in The Avon Historical Society is open to the public.
Currently the Society's projects include full restoration of the Derrin House on West Avon Road, proper storage of many artifacts in the Schoolhouse No. 3 (formerly The Living Museum) and Pine Grove Schoolhouse, answering local history questions, giving referrals to those who seek "experts" to help with their historic home or genealogy questions, publishing a newsletter and planning fundraising events. The Derrin House and Pine Grove School House are both open for visitors on Sundays from June through September from 2:00-4:00pm.
In 1972, the National Register of Historic Places designated a section of West Avon as the Pine Grove Historic District. The District includes the Pine Grove Schoolhouse and five homes built prior to 1865.
An historic building survey was completed in June 1997 of the town of Avon by the State Historic Preservation Commissiom. Many sites have been identified as potential historic districts. The complete survey can be viewed at Town Hall, and the Avon Library.
For information on joining or volunteering, please feel free to call Avon Historical Society directly at 860-678-7621.
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