The Ancient Burying Ground - Hartford's Oldest Historic Site

Diverse Stories from Women’s Lives in the Ancient Burying Ground
Greenwich Historical Society | Virtual Lecture
Thursday, March 30 | 6:00 – 7:15 pm
A large obelisk lists the names of the male founders of Hartford buried in the Ancient Burying Ground, but this is not the whole story. This program will look at the lives of women, ranging from the daughters, wives, and widows of those men to the Native, African, and African-American female servants and enslaved women who managed the households and kept Hartford running. Led by Dr. Katherine Hermes of the Ancient Burying Ground Association and Uncovering Their History, the program will also explore the lives of people like Ruth Moore who was the first woman of color to leave a will in colonial Hartford, and Sarah Onepenny, a leading elder of the Wangunk. Register here >>