NHS Second Saturday Virtual Tour: Sailors, Soldiers, & Civilians: Norwich Notables of Oak Street Cemetery
August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amfree
Important 2020 Update
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic and acting out of an abundance of caution, the Norwich Historical Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the organization’s remaining programs for the 2020 calendar year. The Norwich Historical Society will not host physical Second Saturday Tours in July and August but will create virtual tours which will be accessible on our website and Facebook page. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but it was made with the safety of our volunteers and event participants in mind.
THIS TOUR IS NOW VIRTUAL AND WILL BE ACCESSIBLE ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE
NHS Second Saturday Tour: Sailors, Soldiers, & Civilians: Norwich Notables of Oak Street Cemetery
Saturday August 8, 2020 10:00am
Please join us for a fascinating tour of one of Norwich’s colonial era cemeteries. The Norwich City or Oak Street Cemetery was established in 1755 and overlooks much of the Norwich downtown area, along Cliff, Main, and Franklin Streets. On this tour, you’ll learn about Capt. Robert Niles, who played an instrumental role in securing a Treaty of Alliance between the United States and France during the Revolutionary War. You’ll meet Capt. Ephraim and Lydia Huntington Bill, the great, great, great grandparents of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Other prominent individuals buried here include Civil War Soldier, George Ward, who is one of the “Andersonville Nine” and the Harris family who were active in the anti-slavery movement in Norwich. You’ll learn about these Norwich notables and more on this tour!
Meet at the entrance of the cemetery at the end of Arcadia Street (use 17 Arcadia Street as the address).
Parking is below in the lot on Cliff Street; walk up Arcadia Street to meet the tour at the cemetery entrance.
Please dress appropriately for the weather.