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Research & Archives
In the fall of 2016, the South Britain Congregational Church began an in-depth digitization project of its current and historic records. To date, over 15 gigabytes worth of documents and photographs are scanned. The Church hopes this project will make it easier for local and remote researchers to access the invaluable documents that make up of the Church’s rich history.
Acronyms within files
ND = No Date
SBCC = South Britain Congregational Church
SHS = Southbury Historical Society
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ONLINE PHOTO ARCHIVES
Parish House Front Facade, 1964
Exterior Front Door of Parish House; April 1993; Original House Acquired circa 1893
View of Parish House from Church Lawn; April 1993; First Addition on Left circa 1955; Second Addition on Right circa 1986
View of Parish House from Church Green; April 1993; Original Church Built on Green
ONLINE DOCUMENT ARCHIVES
*The Bund is a unique historical event in Southbury history. In November 1937 Stamford resident, Wolfgang Jung, purchased 178 acres of property between Georges Hill and Peter Roads in Southbury. Jung, in collaboration with German Nazi, Fritz Kuhn and his American Nazi organization, the German American Bund, intended to construct a Nazi youth training camp on the property. Many community leaders and Southbury residents banded together in an anti-Bund movement and, utilizing Connecticut’s Blue Laws, created town zoning laws that led to the arrest of two “Bundists” and the eventual removal of Kuhn and the remaining Bund members in December 1937.