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Cedar Hill Cemetery

453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
(860) 956-3311 www.cedarhillfoundation.org

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July 2018

Angels Among Us

Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Learn about the angels and allegorical figures that grace the landscape of Cedar Hill Cemetery. From the angel Gabriel to representations of Faith, Hope and Memory, Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will acquaint you with the figural monuments in the historic cemetery. Find information about Cedar Hill Cemetery here. 

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Music Among the Memorials

Friday, July 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Enjoy an evening of new American roots music at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Last Fair Deal. The popular Connecticut trio featuring guitarist Paul Howard, fiddler Tom Hagymasi, and banjo/mandolinist Phil Zimmerman will perform an eclectic selection of old-time string band, bluegrass, swing, and popular music. Bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners for a night to remember. (Rain date: Saturday, July 28, 6:00pm) Find more information here. 

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August 2018

Sunset Notables Tour

Thursday, August 9, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill Cemetery on this tour showcasing some of the most celebrated residents and renowned monuments. Stops include General Griffin Stedman, Gilbert Heublein, John Pierpont Morgan and Mark Howard. Participants will enjoy watching the sun set over Cedar Mountain during the walk. Find more information here. 

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Remarkable Women

Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Meet the extraordinary women of Cedar Hill Cemetery who inspire with their stories of purpose and engagement, compassion and generosity, and strength and determination. Featured residents on this new tour include Emily Parmely Collins, Katharine Seymour Day and Annie Warburton Goodrich. Find more information here. 

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Discover Cedar Hill: Highlight Tour

Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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5.00

Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice. Meet at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive. Find more information here. 

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Cedar Hill Movie Night

Thursday, August 23, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation for its annual Movie Night featuring cemetery resident Katharine Hepburn in Without Love. Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in this World War II-era romantic comedy. To aid the war effort, a lonely widow enters into a marriage of convenience with a military scientist so he can secretly conduct research in her basement. Will love blossom or will their arrangement remain strictly business? Lucille Ball and Keenan Wynn co-star. The movie will be shown on an…

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Mushroom Walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Join Joe Lenoce of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society in search of mushrooms at Cedar Hill Cemetery. During this educational hunt, Joe will discuss the basic types of fungi, where to find them and proper methods of collecting. After the walk, he will review documentation resources while identifying any fungi collected. Find more information here. 

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Sam and Elizabeth’s World: The Colts at Cedar Hill

Tuesday, August 28, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Elizabeth Colt erected the first major monument at Cedar Hill Cemetery, one of her many efforts to commemorate her husband Sam’s legacy in Connecticut’s capitol city. Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will introduce you to Colt family members now residing at Cedar Hill as well as friends and associates of the influential couple. Find more information here.

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September 2018

Mystery Scavenger Hunt at Cedar Hill Cemetery

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Explore Cedar Hill Cemetery while deciphering creative clues that direct you around the historic sections of the cemetery. Teams of up to four people each compete in the hunt. Once teams have collected all the clues, it’s time to solve the mystery. It’s a race to the finish, as prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded to teams who solve the mystery the fastest. Reservations required. Call (860) 956-3311 to register your team. Find more information here. 

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Discover Cedar Hill: Highlight Tour

Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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5.00

Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice. Meet at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive. Find more information here. 

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Arts and Letters

Tuesday, September 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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Meet Cedar Hill Cemetery’s creative residents including our most distinguished artists, actors and authors. You'll be introduced to lesser-known personalities such as Nicholas Hudson Holt, Fern Andra and Frances Laughlin Wadsworth, as well as the noteworthy William Glackens, Wallace Stevens and Katharine Hepburn. Find more information here. 

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A Monumental Man: The Art of James Batterson

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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James Batterson, co-owner of New England Granite Works, played a key role in the establishment of Cedar Hill Cemetery. And monuments attributed to his prolific company are scattered throughout the cemetery. Foundation Director Beverly Lucas highlights Batterson’s incredible monuments on this walking tour of the historic cemetery. Find more information here. 

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October 2018

The Prosecution Rests

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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From the assassination of President Garfield to the crimes that inspired the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, Foundation Director Beverly Lucas shares intriguing stories of sensational trials, tragic crimes and even one unsolved mystery, all of which gripped the imagination of Connecticut residents, on this walking tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery. Find more information here.   

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Discover Cedar Hill: Highlight Tour

Wednesday, October 17, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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5.00

Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice. Meet at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive. Find more information here. 

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Hallowed History Lantern Tour

Friday, October 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114 United States
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History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery. Character actors share tantalizing true stories of some of our notable and not-so-notable residents. To ensure your participation in this tour, reservations are required for specific time slots. Book your reservations by calling 860-956-3311. Please note: This tour may NOT be suitable for children under 13. Wear appropriate walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Find more information here. 

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