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Avon's Historical Collections

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.

The collection includes:

  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Scrapbooks
  • Maps
  • Deeds
  • Other Memorabilia



East Main St, 1913, photographed by Clinton B. Hadsell


Introducing the

Avon History Collection

A digital collection of unique images from the History Room

Immerse yourself in historical photos and documents about Avon online




Do you have old photographs of Avon?

Bring them to the Library. If appropriate for the collection, we would love to borrow the photos to have copies made.



These books about the history of Avon are available for purchase:

Avon, Connecticut, an Historical Story, by Mary-Frances MacKie.  Published by the Avon Historical Society.  $22.00 Please make checks to:  Avon Historical Society. 

Avon, Images of America Series, by Nora O. Howard.  Published by Arcadia Publishing Co. $20.00 Please make checks to: Nora Howard.

Catch'd on Fire: The Journals of Rufus Hawley, by Nora O. Howard.  Published by The History Press.  $20.00 Please make checks to: Nora Howard

Then and Now, by Peter Wright. Published by Arcadia Publishing Co. $22.00 Checks made out to: Avon Historical Society. A portion of the proceeds of the book will go towards the Avon Historical Society and the Marian Hunter History Room at the Library.  Here is an opportunity to view the changes Avon has seen in the past 110 years. Composed of over 100 historic and contemporary photographs. Author Peter Wright, a board member of the Avon Historical Society, took the contemporary photographs while the historic views are from private collections and from the Marian Hunter History Room at the Avon Free Public Library.

These books are available at the Marian Hunter History Room at Avon Free Public Library and from the Avon Historical Society, P.O. Box 448, Avon, CT. 06001. 

Avon, Images of America Series can also be purchased from the author, 215 Cider Brook Road, Avon, CT. 06001.


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