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Walking Tour – Memento Mori
June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$15 – $20
Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street
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 which is a short distance away from the Memento Mori Cemetery.
// ABOUT THE MUSEUM //
Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington. 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, the museum facility is centered on a c. 1720 National Historic 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.
Stanley-Whitman House also manages the Village Green (at the intersection of Routes 4 and 10), Farmington’s ancient burial ground on Main Street (also known as Memento Mori), and Scott Swamp Cemetery on Route 6.