Marian Hunter History Room

Photo of C.B. Hadsell
Photo of C.B. Hadsell

The Marian Hunter History Room is dedicated to Marian M. Hunter, long-time librarian and historian of Avon. The collection was formed when the Library and the Avon Historical Society combined their archives and dedicated the room on February 4, 1989. 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.

Read about the history of Avon Free Public Library.

Access Avon’s history online

The Avon Free Public Library adds content from its collection to the Connecticut Digital Archive.

An additional digital collection of images from the History Room is available at www.avonhistory.info

Connect with the Avon Historical Society here.

Visiting the History Room

The History Room is staffed by volunteers and reference staff, when available, and is open a limited number of hours. Please contact the library before visiting, to ensure materials will be accessible when you arrive! You will be asked to complete a researcher request form when you arrive.

For hours and information:

Treasures within the History Room

Book Collections

  • Local History of Avon and neighboring towns
  • Book Collection of Northington Library
  • Genealogy of selected Avon families
  • Genealogical reference materials

Serial Collections

  • Avon High School Yearbooks, 1961+
  • Connecticut Nutmegger, v. 32, no. 1 to present
  • Avon Town Reports, 1877 to present
  • Lure of the Litchfield Hills, Dec. 1940-Winter 1975
  • City Directories, 1913, 1918, 1928, 1932, 1964+
  • American Canals, May. 2002 to present

Manuscript Collections

Maps

  • The map cabinet is currently being inventoried. Please contact the library for a current inventory.

Photographs & Visual Materials

Microfilm Resources

  • U.S. Census Records, Avon reels, 1790-1930
  • Avon News, 1986-1996