Memorial Day Closing

The Farmington Libraries will be closed Saturday, May 28 & Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. 

Unionville's Dam History

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Adults , Teens
Registration for this event will be open from August 27, 2022 @ 9:00am to September 27, 2022 @ 6:30pm.

Program Description

Event Details

Please join Unionville native, Alan Perrie, for a talk on the history of Unionville’s dams and how they influenced the growth of Unionville.

The 4 dams that shaped Unionville’s history were mostly erased by the Floods of 1938 and 1955.  The dam that created Unionville was used only for transportation, but it created the economic incentive to develop 2 larger dams for power.  Unionville’s significant growth in the 1800’s was due to its ability to adapt to the changing technology.  Physical and photographic evidence of its oldest dam, discovered in 2015, will complete the early history of Unionville and set the stage for its history in the 1900’s.

About the Presenter: 

Alan M. Perrie has spent 34 years teaching in Bristol Public Schools and is the author of 4 copyrighted publications for geography teachers. In 2014 he corrected a 40 year old historical error in Farmington that had spread to the internet.  Recently he has authored most of the Town of Farmington’s Historic Hikes, Walks, and Historic Markers. 


If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.