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NHS Second Saturday Tour – The Norwich Freedom Trail

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

free

Walk- Moderate
Address/Directions: City Hall, 100 Broadway, Norwich, CT
Parking – City Hall Garage

During the Nineteenth Century, the City of Norwich was home to a vibrant abolitionist movement. Residents such as David Ruggles played an active role in the Underground Railroad and the Harris Sisters attended Prudence Crandall’s controversial “Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color” school in Canterbury. On this tour, you’ll hear incredible stories about colonial era blacksmith, Guy Drock, who earned his freedom and fugitive slave, shoemaker, minister and author, James L. Smith. Please join us as we explore a largely untold piece of Norwich’s history in the Jail Hill Historic District.

1.5 hours. 1.5 miles.
Sponsored by: Norwich City Historian & the Norwich Historical Society

Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
free

Organizer

Regan Miner
Phone:
860-886-1776
Email:
minerregan@gmail.com

Venue

City Hall
100 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Phone:
860-886-1776
Website:
www.norwichhistoricalsociety.org