A Hidden History Revealed: Coming Back Home to Talcott Street!

Geer’s Hartford City Directory, 1864

A Hidden History Revealed! Heading Back Home to Talcott Street

Faith Congregational Church Celebrates 200 Years

Sunday, September 29, 2-5pm
Talcott & Market Streets, Hartford

Faith Congregational Church, formerly Talcott Street Congregational Church, is celebrating 200 years of existence and social justice work in the City of Hartford and beyond. Its members were abolitionists, started the first school in Hartford where Black children could attend, were involved in supporting the captives from the Amistad trials, and cultivated many incredible community leaders that made a significant impact on Hartford and beyond. This story is a hidden history that we are seeking to reveal!

On September 29, Faith will tell its story through song and narrative by church members, a combined choir with Center Church and Immanuel Congregational Church, and a special keynote address by Beverly Morgan Welch of the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian. Together, we will bring this story to light in an outdoor, public celebration on the original site of the Talcott Street Congregational Church.

This program was made possible through Faith Congregational Church’s partnership with the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, the Old State House, Capital Community College, Real Art Ways, and local community historians. Special thanks to Connecticut Humanities for offering major support for this program.