How we Move
The Evolution of Transportation in Unionville
June 26th - September 25th
Weekends & Wednesdays 2-4 pm
This exciting exhibit tells the story of the impact of transportation on Unionville. Starting with the use of horses and oxen the exhibit looks at how transportation innovations like the Farmington Canal, the trolley and the railroad spurred the growth and development of the village. And how all of that ultimately became obsolete with the advent of the automobile.
The exhibit also looks at the evolution of the unique devices and tools we use to experience the thrill of motion. From skates and sleds to bikes and scooters.
Progress on the Addition
On March 15th after several years of planning and fundraising, we broke ground on the much-needed addition to our historic building at 15 School Street, Unionville. We are very excited that work has begun and is progressing well. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
The addition will make our museum more accessible and allow us to expand our programs and events. The Museum Board is grateful to our many members and donors, businesses and civic organizations for their generous donations and commitment to our mission to preserve Unionville’s history and make it come alive for all. We are also grateful to the Town of Farmington for their ongoing support and partnership.
CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities
The Museum is happy to announce that we received $6,500 in funding from CT Humanities which will enable us to update our exhibit space with an A/V system and new display cases, develop new marketing materials and develop products to sell through our Museum Store. Our goals are to increase and diversify our audience and increase our sources of revenue.
CT Humanities is a statewide nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our grant is part of $30.7 million allocated by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Lamont to support arts, humanities and and cultural non profits through CT Humanities over the next two years.
Check out the new items we added to the Museum Store in 2021 - an ornament of the Unionville Depot and note cards with scenes of Unionville in days gone by. All of the items in the Museum Store are available on line and at the Museum during exhibit hours.