School for Colored Children Exhibit

  • Organization Name:
    Colchester Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Colchester

  • Amount Awarded:
    $3,500.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    A unique ?school for colored children? operated between 1803 and 1840 in Colchester. It’s existence and history has been obscure. An exhibition featuring historical images, objects, and research in original resources, including newly discovered documents, will explore what is known about this landmark institution and its significance in the history of Colchester, of Connecticut education, and of the state?s African-American community.


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