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Walk in the Footsteps of a Prince

The Center Church Meeting House | 675 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Monday, May 13, 2024 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The public is invited to a special presentation at The First Church of Christ in downtown Hartford, also known as Center Church. Center Church will host a visit from descendants of Prince Abdulrahman Ibrahima ibn Sori. The delegation is composed of the Elders of Timbo from Guinea, West Africa, Dr. Artemus Gaye from Monrovia, Liberia, and Princess Karen Chatman from Natchez, Mississippi. The journey of the Elders of Timbo, Gaye, and Princess Karen across the United States, aptly named “Walk in the Footsteps of a Prince,” aims to trace the footsteps of their ancestor, Prince Abdulrahman, from the Official Royal House of Sori. The visit is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Guinea.


Summer Open Sanctuary

The Center Church Meeting House: Open Sanctuary 

Saturdays, June 8, July 6, August 10, September 14  | 10am - 1:30pm

Location: 675 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Volunteers from the 1636 Heritage Partnership open the 1807 Meeting House sanctuary for self-guided tours during the summer. Learn more about nearly 400 years of history and view stained glass windows surrounded by the architecture of the church. 


In 1807 the fourth Meeting House was constructed under the leadership of Daniel Wadsworth with Classical Revival architecture inspired by the church St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Between 1881 and 1914, gorgeous stained glass windows were installed, five by Tiffany Studios, including windows honoring Horace Wells, discoverer of anesthesia, Thomas Gallaudet, founder of the American School for the Deaf (both church members), and the Reverend Thomas Hooker.

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