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Walking Tour – Memento Mori

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


$15 – $20
Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street
Farmington, 06032


Please join us for a guided tour of Farmington’s Old Cemetery (Memento Mori) and learn about the town’s colonial history and early settlers.

In use as early as 1660, Farmington’s Old Cemetery on Main Street was the town’s boneyard and remained so until the end of the 19th century. Come learn about the cemetery’s history and development along with stories about some of its “residents” and a few tall tales – some spooky ones too! Parking is available at the Barney Library, a short distance from the cemetery.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

Stanley-Whitman House, a National Historic Landmark, is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of 17th to 19th-Century Farmington, Connecticut.

Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in Colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.

Located in the historic village of Farmington, Stanley-Whitman House is centered on a ca. 1720 National Historical Landmark house furnished with period antiques to reflect the everyday activities of colonial life in Connecticut. Surrounding the house are period raised bed gardens, an apple orchard, and heritage stone walls.

The museum also manages Village Green (located at the intersection of Rtes. 4 and 10), Memento Mori Cemetery (Farmington’s ancient burial ground on Main Street), and the Scott Swamp Cemetery.

Since 1935, Stanley-Whitman House operates under the auspices of and has been supported in part by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization.

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$15 – $20
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/234899800627

Organizer

Stanley-Whitman House
Phone:
(860) 677-9222
Email:
averzosa@stanleywhitman.org
Website:
https://www.s-wh.org

Venue

Stanley-Whitman House
37 High Street
Farmington, 06032
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Phone:
(860) 677-9222
Website:
www.s-wh.org

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