New England's Hidden Histories

Congregational church records are an unparalleled source of information about the religious activities of the early colonists, and about many other aspects of early American life. The Congregational Library and Archives, in partnership with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale is currently preserving these records and making them available to the public.
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
3 to 5 PM

The Congregational Library & Archives is pleased to host “My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia,” a play commissioned by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives and supported by the Massachusetts Humanities Council. Commemorating Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s death in 1818, the play tells the story of a Native Hawaiian man who travelled to New England and inspired the formation of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission (ABCFM) and the sending of the first missionaries to the...

News & Highlights

We are excited to announce the arrival of newly digitized documents in our New England's Hidden Histories program, brought to you in partnership with the historic

These new collections in our New England's Hidden Histories program are provided in partnership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

The latest additions to our New England's Hidden Histories program come from our project partners, the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

These new additions to our New England Hidden Histories program are provided in partnership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society.