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Walking Tour: William Grimes’ Litchfield
October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$5
The Litchfield Historical Society’s Saturday morning walking tours are exploring new sites in town. Each tour lasts about an hour—make sure to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes! We meet at the Litchfield History Museum at 10:00 a.m. for each tour. Registration is required for walking tours.
Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m.: William Grimes’ Litchfield
Join an education staff member for a special new walking tour exploring the life of William Grimes, who escaped slavery and settled in Litchfield. Grimes authored what is now considered to be the first fugitive slave narrative. It was published in 1825 and tells the story of his 30 years spent in captivity, followed by his escape in 1814 from Savannah, Georgia. When he escaped to Connecticut, he found work as a barber at the Tapping Reeve Law School. He also ran a successful livery and eventually purchased his freedom. Explore his life and more on this walking tour.
Walking tours are free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration. To register, call (860) 567-4501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this or other programs, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.