This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Kingsley Room A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required

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:
This program will be delivered live by the presenter Kingsley Room.  It will also be streamed to Zoom. If you want to watch the program from home, register here. We have been led to believe that slavery was only found on the cotton plant...

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Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

ZOOM- Were There Slaves in Southbury?

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Required
Library Branch: Southbury Public Library
Room: Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required

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:
The lecturer will be speaking live in the Kingsley Room. Register here if you want to watch it at the library. We have been led to believe that slavery was only found on the cotton plantations in the Southern states. Is it possible that ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Zoom

This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.