Rooms and Exhibits at the Plainville Historical Society Museum

A Brownie troop visits the Plainville Historical Society Museum

Victorian Parlor

This parlor features beautiful period furnishings, paintings, and other items from the Victorian era.‚Äč

Ruth Hummel Canal Room

Learn about the history of the Farmington Canal and how it helped make Plainville a “crossroads” of Connecticut.

Tunxis Room

Learn about the Native Americans who were early inhabitants of the Plainville/Farmington area. 

Children's Room

From a schoolroom to a collection of toys, the Children’s Room helps make the Museum a perfect spot for family visits.


Many kitchen and household items are featured here creating a wonderful look into daily life during times gone by.

Barn Room

On display here are items that illustrate Plainville’s agrarian past. The Rogers Bakery wagon is also displayed here.

The Plainville Mill

This permanent exhibit presents information and artifacts that illustrate an important part of Plainville’s industrial past.

African-American History

Photographs and historical items featuring our African-American heritage comprise this exhibit.

Paintings by Alfred Hepworth

View our collection of landscape, portraiture, and still paintings by an important local artist Alfred Hepworth (1876-1962). A number of Hepworth drawings are also displayed.

Museum Store

Be sure to visit our store for books on local, regional, and state history plus lovely items that include some with local themes such as maps of old Plainville and small painted carvings of local buildings.