Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Farmington Library Oral History Project

FARMINGTON LIBRARY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

Fascinating recollections of events about local history by local people! Listen as Farmington Residents share their memories of important events and the way of life in town as it grew from the 1920s through the 1950s.

These interviews are actual recordings of local long-standing residents of Farmington and Unionville. Listen as they remember horse and sleigh rides, parades, hardships and friendships; Center School and Farmington High School; the trolleys; the ’55 flood. Their stories bring you back to days gone by and give you a sense of the rhythm of life in their childhood.

The following twenty-two residents have been interviewed:

*Claire Albrecht *Amalio Rosati

*Margaret Bagdigian *Larry Rose

*Gloria Holcombe Barlow *Bud Sheely

*M. I. Cake *Amy Spirito

*David Douglass *George Stutz

*Robert Gilespie *Harriet Taft

*John Hanrahan *Gertrude Wheeler

*Russell Hunter *Peg Yung

*Josephine Ingram *Hope Emery

*Paul Ingram *Irma Staples Bush

*Betty Kelly *Henry Mason

How to review these histories?

*Borrow the edited interviews from the Farmington Room in the main library. Most of them include photos and some of them other historical material.

*Listen to actual recordings in the Farmington Room.

How to become involved?
Contact Cathy Davis at 677-8223 or email at: talkfarmington@yahoo.com.

Join our group of volunteers and help continue the important work of documenting local history or suggest people who might be interested in being interviewed.

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