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The Marian M. Hunter History Room




Through mutual agreement with the Avon Free Public Library, Avon Historical Society dedicated the Marian M. Hunter History Room on February 4, 1989. Now located on the first floor of the newly renovated library as of June 2012, it is named in honor of Marian M. Hunter, long-time librarian and historian of Avon. Staffed by Society Volunteers and chaired by Virginia Vocelli.

Researchers and interested residents may find information on the general history of the town, original old homes and buildings in Avon, and genealogies of original families. The collection includes photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, maps, deeds, and other pieces of memorabilia. The first library for the town of Avon is a "must see."

   In 2015, the Avon Historical Society Board of Trustees and the Avon Library Board of Directors approved a new          policy for public use of the History Room.  Click here for details.

Open most days the Library is open.  To be sure to meet with someone, call the library at 860-673-9712.  Avon Free Public Library


Grand Reopening of the Marian Hunter History Room - June 9, 2012.

The event was attended by Marian's 2 daughters, grandchildren and great grand daughter.

From left to right are: Jennifer Bates Norris - grand daughter; Stephanie Bates - grand daughter; Ralph and Jane Hunter Bates son-in-law and daughter; Mike Tine grandson; Betsy Hunter Tine daughter; Lily Tine - great grand daughter, asleep on Dad's shoulder; Bill Tine grandson.

Historic Home Owner Events 2010 and 2013





Photos of 2010 event courtesy of Glenn Lawrence

Avon Historical Society has held two historic Home Owner Events in the History Room - one in 2010 and again in 2013.  This gives owners a chance to view the file on their house; add to the existing file or open a new one! Many visitors were impressed to find how much information was already available regarding their historic homes while others brought what they could for their file and promised to return to continue to enhance the collection.

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