In 1673, a group of colonists from Stratford traveled up the river that we know today as the Housatonic in order to erect a new settlement in the Pomperaug Valley, which was negotiated with the Pootatuck Native Americans. After an initial day of exploration, these religious dissidents spent the night under a white oak tree on an old riverside path. That tree stood for many more years on Crook Horn Road by Settlers Park, in what was to become the Town of Southbury.
The Town of Southbury kicked off its 350th Anniversary year-long celebration with a sold out event on January 14th at the Southbury Library. Highlights included a remembrance and Proclamation by First Selectman, Jeff Manville, historical context by John Dwyer, town historian, and speeches by members of the 350th Anniversary Steering Committee. It also featured a musical performance by Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle's "An American Pop Music Time Machine".
Stay tuned for additional exciting events, including a snow and ice festival in February, and much more!
To read more about the town's history, visit: www.southbury-ct.org/history
Southbury 350th Anniversary Commemorative Calendars for 2023 are available now! Click here for details.
For information about 350 Anniversary of Southbury, please contact committee co-chair Kevin Bielmeier at (203) 262-0683 or email@example.com.
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