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South Britain Museum

South Britain Museum

South Britain Museum, Southbury, CT

The Old Town Hall Museum (OTHM) in the South Britain area of Southbury houses the Southbury Historical Society’s office, archives and collections, and serves as its museum.

Built in 1873, the two-story wooden building functioned as Southbury’s Town Hall until December 31, 1963. The main floor of the building housed all the town offices as well as justice and small claims courts. Town meetings were held in the evenings, and the selectmen would meet and pay the town bills on Saturday afternoons when school was recessed. The second floor was used as a schoolroom and as a community meeting place where dances and other social events were held.