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, equaling 1566 files and 251 folders, are scanned. The Church hopes this project will make it easier for local and remote researchers to access the invaluable documents 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 Archive
Online Document Archive
*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.
Within the list of Bund related documents is a program description of a Time-Life piece called “March of Time – Inside Nazi Germany”. The actual film news program can be found on YouTube here.