Pomfret Historical Society Events

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History Matters
Pomfret Historical Society Presents

Waking the Dead
Archaeology, Genealogy and Archival Research of Enslaved Africans and Native Americans

Four Workshops on research techniques and burial ground restoration featuring the enslaved Africans of Jonathan Randall from 1777 up to the Civil War. Workshops include tours of historic sites and demonstrations on repairing and cleaning gravestones.

Dorcas 1849 marble
patty randall 1809 slate
Robahdiah 1808 slate
Peter Chandler 1732 Pomfret (002)

October 2, 2021
The Lost Village of Voices–A New Narrative

Time: 10 A.M.–2 P.M.
Cost: $10
Location: Pomfret Community Center; Presentation followed by guided tour of Higginbotham site.

Rain Date: Oct 3rd at 1 P.M.

October 30, 2021
Uncovering the Past in Ancient Burial Grounds

Time: 1 P.M.–4 P.M.
Cost: $10
Location: Pomfret Community Center
Presentation followed by a workshop on gravestone carvers, cleaning and repairing gravestones.

October 23, 2021
Waking the Dead–The Stories Told in Artifacts and Tombstones

Time: 9 A.M.–4 P.M.
Cost: $20
Symposium: 9 A.M– 12:30 P.M.
Location: Rectory School followed by a guided tour and workshop at Nightingale Wood and the Randall/Higginbotham Cemetery.
(Lunch Included)

November 6, 2021
Native American and African Descent Genealogy

Time: 1 P.M.–4 P.M.
Cost: $10
Location: Abington Congregational Church