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Looking For Pokémon? Head To Trumbull Historical Society

The Suffern Tavern historical marker seen through the lens of Pokémon Go. Among pokéstops in Connecticut there's one at the Trumbull Historical Society.
The Suffern Tavern historical marker seen through the lens of Pokémon Go. Among pokéstops in Connecticut there's one at the Trumbull Historical Society. Photo Credit: Derick Goff
The Trumbull Historical Society is a pokéstops.
The Trumbull Historical Society is a pokéstops. Photo Credit: Trumbull Historical Society

TRUMBULL, Conn. -- The Pokémon Go app has caught on wildly in Fairfield County, sending users to public places, such as libraries and churches, and landmark places like Trumbull Historical Society where there are pokéstops.

In fact, there are two, said Museum Administrator Patti Woods - at the Historical Society itself, and behind it at Nichols Barn.

She discovered them after loading the app "since everyone is talking about it," Woods related.

"My family does Geocaching and this sounded like a similar thing. I was surprised to see that the Historical Society is a pokéstop. I have no idea how it got to be one. The picture that comes up of the barn was taken around December because it has a big wreath on it."

She noted it's "been fun" to see people walking the property, "mostly adults looking for characters. I think, like Geocaching, this will at least encourage people to get out and explore and see what the town has to offer," said Woods.

On Tuesday, Ferguson Library’s Digital Librarian Frank Skornia told Daily Voice gamers can find Pokémon (characters) at the library.

Skornia said the library did not apply to be a pokéstop. The game’s developer, Niantic, Inc., chose to use libraries, churches and other public places to serve as pokéstops.

Know of a pokéstop ? Share in the comments.

Click here and here to read more about Pokémon Go in Connecticut on the Daily Voice.

The Trumbull Historical Society is located at 1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull.

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