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History Mysteries with Nick Bellantoni
August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Rd.
New Haven, 06512
Former state archeologist Nick Bellantoni (CT’s “Indiana Jones”) will discuss “history mysteries” within CT historical family mausolea during a lecture, “And So the Tomb Remained,” at the Pardee-Morris House. Attend in person or register to attend virtually: bit.ly/3rOAr7I
Based on his newest book of the same title, Bellantoni’s lecture will highlight some of the burial chambers he investigated in his tenure as the state archaeologist. He’ll also note the historical significance of Grove Street Cemetery and the New Haven Green Burying Ground as examples of changes in mortuary practices from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
Bellantoni will discuss some of the burial chambers he entered for purposes of contemporary restoration projects, criminal vandalism and, sometimes even at the request of families wishing forensic identification of “lost” ancestors.