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10/23/2023 - 350th History Talk: Trains and Train Stations in Southbury

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On Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 1:00pm, the Town of Southbury will hold a History Talk on “Trains and Train Stations in Southbury” as part of its year-long 350th anniversary celebration. The event is free with registration and will take place in the Kingsley Room at the Southbury Library at 100 Poverty Road.

Southbury Town Historian and History Talk conductor, John Dwyer, invites you to climb aboard and Take a Ride on the Highland Line: a virtual tour with historical photos and drawings of the sites and the stops between Waterbury and Hawleyville. Mr. Dwyer will cover the story of the New York and New England Railroad from its conception to closing. He will also share dramatic tales of the loss of property, life and limb that rode these rails.

John Dwyer and his family came to Southbury in 1984 to move into his wife Lynn’s ancestral home. Their children were the 8th generation descendants to live there. The proximity to this heritage spurred an interest in antiquities that developed into an in-depth and ongoing study of local history.

350th Anniversary commemorative items will be available at the Talk, which benefit the Southbury Historical Society. As with all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of their town residency. Registration is required as there is limited seating, at

The Town of Southbury is holding events and activities all year long to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023), aimed at highlighting the past and progress of the one and only Southbury.

The 350th Anniversary Steering Committee is co-chaired by John Dwyer and Kevin Bielmeier, with vice-chair Brian Jones, Justin Bette, Lynn Dwyer, Melinda Elliott, Michael Ganem, Kara Kenney, Mary Korsu, and Gosia Liedlich.

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