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Date

Jan 18 2024
Expired!

Time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost

$10
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Telling New Stories: Ties to the Caribbean in the Ancient Burying Ground

Everyone knows Connecticut had ties to the West Indies (we’re the Nutmeg State, after all), but we often don’t know the personal stories of the individuals who straddled both places in the Atlantic World. This program, presented by Dr. Katherine A. Hermes, will feature a variety of diverse stories that illuminate the people who built connections between Connecticut and the Caribbean. This includes Connecticut merchants looking for new markets and products; enslaved people from Antigua serving in households in Hartford; a West Indian enslaved man brought to Guilford who later opened a thriving grocery story in Hartford; and a French woman fleeing the Haitian Revolution.

Location

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History
1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT
Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

Organizer

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History
Website
https://www.connecticutmuseum.org

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