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Historic Buildings Open House

June 8, 2024


Once again, Southbury’s three historic buildings will be open in coordination with Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 8, from 10am to 3pm.

Bullet Hill School is Southbury’s oldest public building which was constructed shortly after the town was incorporated. Visitors will walk through the old building with costumed docents explaining the history of the building and education in the old days. You will be able to write with a genuine turkey quill, or even on a slate board with a soapstone pencil. Colonial games will be available for all.


The South Britain Library was built in 1904 and is a real architectural gem. Explore the tiny building and look for the original library books that were passed around the town – in an old wooden crate.


The Old Town Hall was built in 1873 and houses the old security vault. At the museum, you can browse the exhibits or ask the Town History, John Dwyer, your burning questions about Southbury history. The Southbury Historical Society president and author, Melinda Elliott, will be on hand to talk about the exhibits and anything Southbury related.

Merchandise from last year’s Southbury 350th Anniversary Celebration will be available for purchase at the Old Town Hall Museum.


The buildings are located at:

  • Bullet Hill School: 215 Main Street North

  • Old Town Hall: 624 South Britain Road

  • South Britain Library: 576 South Britain Road

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