Thirty-two years after the founding of Jamestown and nineteen years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, a group of English Puritans journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean. Their goal was to establish a community in the New World free from religious persecution. They were led by their minister, Reverend Henry Whitfield.
The Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall opened January 13, 1930. It was built by Dotha Bushnell Hillyer as a “living memorial” to her father, the Reverend Dr. Horace Bushnell (1802-1876), esteemed Hartford minister, theologian, philosopher and civic leader.