Southbury 350th Anniversary Kickoff- An American Pop Music Time Machine

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Southbury 350th Anniversary

The Town of Southbury will be holding a series of events and activities to celebrate the last 350 years of community, culture and history. These celebrations, while largely focused on the past, will also highlight the present, as history is being made every day and is all around us. To stay abreast of all the exciting events, including a Snow and Ice Festival, February 4-11th, visit here

In 1673, 15 families from Stratford travelled up the Pootatuck (Housatonic) River on rafts and canoes, settling on land in this area known as the Pomperaug Plantation, which was purchased from the Pootatuck Native Americans. Those religious dissidents spent their first night in Woodbury and the second night under a white oak tree on Crook Horn Road, by the former Berry Farm, now known as Settlers Park, in what is now known as Southbury.

Event Details

Join us for the kickoff of the Town of Southbury's 350th Anniversary Celebration!

"An American Pop Music Time Machine" is a musical voyage through American History, using popular songs from our past as a medium to connect to our cultural heritage.  Popular music has always reflected our culture and our times. Listening to folk and popular songs of the past brings our past brings history vividly to life.  This presentation will reference significant times and  events in the history of the town of Southbury.

Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle develop a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history.  Rick and Dawn carefully craft their vocals and accompaniment to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible.  Their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial era to the present day.  Rick and Dawn use these songs to illustrate the evolution of our nation’s culture and history in an informative and entertaining way.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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