Artifact Collection

Barkhamsted Historical Society - Barkhamsted, Connecticut

One of our goals is to preserve and share items pertaining to Barkhamsted history and culture.  We currently have a collection of over 1,000 cataloged items including letters, photos, records, artifacts and furniture.

Donate Items
If you have an item pertaining to Barkhamsted history that you would like preserved for the education and enjoyment of future generations, please contact us.

Collection item- shown below, photo of blacksmith bellows.

This blacksmith bellows was used by Henry P. Lane in his blacksmith shop located in Pleasant Valley during the early 1900's.  The bellows was donated to the Historical Society by Frank and Harriet Bouteiller.  James A. Hall owned the house and property where the blacksmith was located after Lane (and before the Bouteillers)..  Mr. Hall renovated this bellows and also used it during the 1930's and 1940's. 

Collection item- shown below, photo of a spinning wheel.
Charlie Lynes inspects a spinning wheel donated to the Historical Society in June of 2003.


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