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Program will recount legendary farming family

Program will recount legendary farming family

On Tuesday, May 21, David Tyler will present a program on the Tyler family farm, which was located on Unionville Avenue, Route 177. The program, which will be held at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., begins at 7 p.m.

The program will offer a personal look into the legacy of farming and agriculture, which, along with manufacturing, were an important part of Plainville’s history. It will also be a portrait of a local family whose members were able to recount stories of the Tunxis Native Americans who lived in the area. 

The son of Alan Tyler and the nephew of Fred Tyler, both of whom many residents will remember, David Tyler will tell the story of his family and talk about what it was like to grow up part of the legendary Plainville farmers.

The Tyler farm was considered the last dairy farm in town and Fred Tyler still had cows into the 1980s.

In addition to the Tylers, the Cowles family lived on Unionville Avenue and also farmed. Their lives intersected with the Tylers and will also be covered during the presentation.

The May 21 event is the fifth in the “Plainville Programs" series held in recognition of the town’s 150th year.

All Plainville Historical Society programs are free of charge. Refreshments will be served. Elevator access is available.

-- Press Release