Located on the second floor of the Library, 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. It includes photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, maps, deeds, and other pieces of memorabilia. 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.
Staffed by volunteers from the Historical Society, the room is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 - 4 pm or by appointment. Handicapped accessible.
(860) 673-9712 or e-mail.
AVON, 1830-2005, A BRIEF HISTORY by Nora Howard, Avon Town Historian
For more information on the history of Avon, these books are available for purchase:
AVON CONNECTICUT an historical story by Mary-Frances MacKie. Published by the Avon Historical Society.
$22.00 including shipping and handling. Checks made out to: Avon Historical Society.
AVON IMAGES OF AMERICA by Nora O. Howard. Published by Arcadia Publishing Co.
$20.00 including shipping & handling. Checks made out to: Nora Howard.
These books are available at the Marian Hunter History Room, Avon Free Public Library .“Avon, Connecticut” can also be purchased from the Avon Historical Society, P.O. Box 448, Avon, CT. 06001. “Avon Images of America" can also be purchased from the author, 215 Cider Brook Road, Avon, CT. 06001.
Anyone with old photographs of Avon may bring them to the Library.
If appropriate for the collection, we would ask to borrow the photos to have copies made.