Why an oral history project?
Because: oral history is a “people snapshot” of a place and time that we want to remember.
Second Congregational Church moved from its historic granite building at 45 Broad Street, New London. We now share space with the Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 70 Cross Road, Waterford. The move started to take shape during May 2013. The final service at Broad Street took place July 14, 2013. We changed our name to Waterford Congregational United Church of Christ by congregational vote on June 1, 2014.
The church has “downsized.” While starting over in a contemporary brick building is a true fresh start, members of the congregation have history and stories tied to their time at Broad Street—a time that stretches back over 145 years.
The Second Church Oral History Project, more popularly known as the “StoryCube,” is gathering some of those stories. Its motto is Honoring history • Inspiring the future. A faithful people of God turns its face forward, without turning its back on the past.
We have modeled our StoryCube project after the national StoryCorps project. We are using high quality recording techniques and equipment to capture our stories. We have learned from the resources they have provided. But StoryCube is our own expression. It is not directly affiliated with StoryCorps.
We hope you enjoy the stories in this section, and that you will feel inspired to share some time with StoryCube yourself. Please send email to the StoryCube to make an interview appointment.[break][/break]