This image of the Avon Congregational Church appeared in the two-volume book called History of Hartford County, which was first printed in 1886, and written by J. Hammond Trumbull. The book is part of our archives here at ACC. This photo is in volume 2 and on page 7.
Meet Our Historian – Nora Oakes Howard
Our church historian and photographer, Nora Howard, grew up in Avon and is the historian of the Town of Avon. She also serves on historical committee of the United Church of Christ-Connecticut Conference. Read more below* Nora’s latest book is Catch’d on Fire: The Journals of Rufus Hawley, 1763-1812. Ten years in the making, the book features Avon’s history through the journals of its pastor. A photograph of our church’s archival collection is included in the book. The book is available from the Avon Historical Society at www.avonhistoricalsociety.org, the church office, at bookstores, and from www.historypress.net.
Read What This Church Means to Me by Historian, Writer and Member, Nora Howard.