Southington History

HISTORY DETECTIVES: Creating a new generation of history lovers.

By Kathleen Conway.  The Historical Society has partnered with the Southington Public Schools to foster the infusion of local history into the Social Studies Curricula in grades K-12. For 2016-17 year we have been working with the 8th grade in both Kennedy and DePaolo schools. The program has two components. The first is working directly […]

History of the Southington Historical Center and Society

By Ken DiMauro, Past President   A small bronze plaque above the front door of the original Southington Public Library at 239 Main St. is dedicated to local entrepreneur Lucius V. Walkley, who reportedly donated half the cost of the building when it opened in 1902. Walkley, who was owner of Pultz & Walkley Co. […]

Many Modes of Transportation Served Milldale

By Ken DiMauro         Because of its centralized location in the state, Southington became a transportation hub; a place where there were many ways of moving products and people. The history of those different modes of transportation can particularly be seen in the Milldale and Plantsville sections of town, both which had several large manufacturing […]

Plantsville Pharmacy’s Longevity a Prescription for Success

By Ken DiMauro     For nearly 70 years, Plantsville Pharmacy, located at 1 W. Main St. in the Plantsville section of Southington, has possessed a relatively simple prescription for success. Although cousins James M. Potrepka and Chester A. Potrepka Jr., co-owners of the pharmacy, have introduced different products and services to store customers over […]