• Barre staves and barrel
  • Center Cemetery for Web
  • Center School 1970 w name
  • Cherish Our Children at West Meadow  for web
  • Church St Cemetery sign
  • Church St Cemetery
  • Congregational Church 1900 for web
  • Congregational Church after 1897
  • Deming Young House 2008 4 by 6
  • Firehouse No 1
  • First town hall
  • Grafonola ad 1914
  • Jct Train Station 1950
  • Kellogg Eddy sign for web
  • Kellogg-Eddy House
  • Kelsey House
  • LRW LIBRARY 2008
  • Main St w Thrifty Drug 1980s
  • Main Street Newington 2017
  • Mill Pond Falls Mar 2018
  • New Center School 1912
  • Newington  Green w Town Hall 1900 for web
  • Newington Center 1973
  • Newington Congregational Church for web
  • Newington Green 2017 for web
  • Newington Theater  Circa 1968 b&w
  • Old firehose for website
  • Photo 1 Collections page
  • Photo 2 Collections page
  • Town Center with Newigton Hardware
  • Town Hall 1937 - 1971
  • Veterans Hospital about 1940 for web
  • West Meadow Cemetery Flag for web w name-1
  • 1918 Grafonola ad

Welcome To Historic Newington

 

Sometime before 1665, the colonists bought a large parcel of land, which now comprises Wethersfield, Glastonbury, Newington, Rocky Hill and a part of Berlin. Therefore, Newington?s first settlers were from Wethersfield and remained a part of Wethersfield until 1871. Lands in the Western part of Wethersfield were used for timber and pasture land but travel between Newington and it?s parent community became a difficult task through the winter months.

 

In 1677, Wethersfield granted four men the right to build a sawmill on the pond (Mill Pond), making use of the natural waterfall for the purpose of manufacturing pipe (barrel) staves. Here Newington, as a part of Wethersfield, had it?s start. The wood was very good for making pipe staves and this first industry in Newington lasted about one hundred years until the wood dwindled

and caused its demise. In 1708 the settlers petitioned to become a separate parish because of the difficulties in traveling across the mountain from Newington to Wethersfield in the winter months. This request was denied but they were granted the right to

worship by themselves from December through March. Again in 1712 they petitioned to be a separate parish and this time it was granted. Newington continued to grow in relative isolation, until the establishment of the Hartford-New Haven Turnpike around 1800.

In the 1880?s the railroad had come through Newington and frequent and inexpensive transportation attracted growth.

Newington applied to the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut for incorporation which was approved in 1871. The

trolley car and automobile brought more growth early in the 20th century and attracted many new families and businesses.

Up-Coming Events

  • Center Cemetery for Web
  • Center School 1970 w name
  • Cherish Our Children at West Meadow  for web
  • Church St Cemetery sign
  • Church St Cemetery
  • Congregational Church 1900 for web
  • Congregational Church after 1897
  • Deming Young House 2008 4 by 6
  • Firehouse No 1
  • First town hall
  • Grafonola ad 1914
  • Jct Train Station 1950
  • Kellogg Eddy sign for web
  • Kellogg-Eddy House
  • Kelsey House
  • LRW LIBRARY 2008
  • Main St w Thrifty Drug 1980s
  • Main Street Newington 2017
  • Mill Pond Falls Mar 2018
  • New Center School 1912
  • Newington  Green w Town Hall 1900 for web
  • Newington Center 1973
  • Newington Congregational Church for web
  • Newington Green 2017 for web
  • Newington Theater  Circa 1968 b&w
  • Old firehose for website
  • Photo 1 Collections page
  • Photo 2 Collections page
  • Town Center with Newigton Hardware
  • Town Hall 1937 - 1971
  • Veterans Hospital about 1940 for web
  • West Meadow Cemetery Flag for web w name-1
  • 1918 Grafonola ad
Text Box:

 

679 Willard Avenue

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Phone: (860) 666-7118

NGTNHeritage@aol.com

Newington Historical Society & Trust, Inc.

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Text Box: Annual Membership Meeting

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm		Kellogg-Eddy House & Museum, 679 Willard Avenue, Newington, Ct.

Sunday,? April 15 and Sunday April 22, 2018

Reservations Are Required

Details: Calendar /Victorian Tea Link

Victorian Tea

 

Along with scones and clotted cream, tea sandwiches and desserts, will your tea selection be English Breakfast, Almond Cookie or Black Chai Spice ?? The choice is yours. This is a major fund raiser for the Historical Society and with the assistance of the committees of hospitality, who prepares the tea? sandwiches and desserts, curatorial, who offers tours of the Kellogg-Eddy House & Museum, the docents who will skillfully seat and serve your tea and publicity who invites all to consider reserving a seat at our Victorian Tea, it?s a very pleasant afternoon.