Black New Haven & Dixwell UCC History: Public Viewing of Materials at Beinecke Library

Event time: 
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) See map
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

A celebration and exploration of archival materials related to New Haven’s historic Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ.
Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, founded in 1820, is the oldest African American Congregational UCC church in the world. The church is located in the historic Dixwell neighborhood. The church is celebrating its bicentennial plus 2 in 2022, as COVID interrupted plans for celebrations in 2020!
On Saturday afternoon, September 17, the public is welcome to view historic materials from the library collections related to the church. The materials will include papers of Deacon Bias Stanley, scrapbooks of the Reverend Amos Beman, and other important documents of the church, the Black community, and New Haven in the 19th century.
The viewing will be in the reading room on the library’s courtyard level. Timed tickets are available for 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, or 3pm slots. Registration via Eventbrite is required:
Important public health information: In accordance with Yale University policy, COVID-19 vaccination (including a booster, if eligible) is required for visitors five and older. You may be asked to present proof of vaccination. Additional visitor information on the library website.
NOTE: no bags, backpacks, purses, hats, or coats are permitted in the reading room where materials will be on view. Secure lockers are available to store personal belongings. No ink pens are pemitted; only yellow pencils are allowed in the reading room and are available in the library. Visitors may take non-flash photographs with a mobile phone or hand-held camera for personal enjoyment.

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