Farmington Room Blog: The City of Hartford, Conn. and Vicinity

This week I want to share with you a very beautiful book I’ve come across here in the Farmington Room, as well as a bit of news.The book is The City of Hartford, Conn. and Vicinity, and Their Resources, Illustrated.  Published by the Evening Post Association in 1900, this gorgeous piece of history features beautiful plates, write-ups of prominent citizens, and a font on the cover that instantly takes me to the Land of Oz.  Take a look!


Beautiful, no?


Make sure to click this one to see the larger version. The images in this book are fantastic.

All in all, this book is a charming example of the kinds of treasures we have here in the Farmington Room.  Items like this are part of why I have enjoyed my work here so much.

Unfortunately, I am going to be moving on to other opportunities, and my last day here at the Farmington Library will be on Friday, May 27th.  I have truly enjoyed meeting so many residents and visitors who share a real passion not only for history, but for this town.  We have hosted visitors from Wyoming, Montana, and even as far away as Oxford University!  We have helped graduate students with historical research and tracked down photos of long-lost friends in FHS yearbooks.  No matter what the topic, I believe that the work done in the Farmington Room is of critical importance to our community, and I’d like to thank everyone who has made this possible.  It has been a privilege to work with so many amazing historians, students, researchers, and members of the general public–not to mention the incredible items housed in this wonderful space.

In the meantime, though, don’t forget that the Farmington Room is open on Wednesdays from 9:00am to Noon, and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm!


The Farmington Room is open on Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm; all other times by appointment only.  Contact Travis Feder to make an appointment.

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