Telling New Stories from Early Hartford: Black, White and Indigenous
This project will produce two digital exhibitions that tell fresh stories of individuals buried in the Ancient Burying Ground. Both projects include scholarship that cuts across race, gender and class to tell stories of Black, White and Indigenous members of Hartford’s Colonial-era society. The exhibitions will portray “Women: Black, White and Indigenous lives in the ABG” and “Ties to the Caribbean: Black, White, and Indigenous Lives in the ABG”.
Project Historian is Dr. Katherine A. Hermes. Hermes earned an A.B. in History from the University of California at Irvine; a J.D. from Duke University School of Law; and a Ph.D. from Yale University. She has taught early American history at the University of Otago in New Zealand (1992-1997) and at Central Connecticut State University (1997-2022), where she also served as Department Chair. She is currently publisher and executive director of Connecticut Explored magazine, a non-profit history publication produced for readers interested in Connecticut’s past. She has created and been involved with a number of digital public history projects. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for American Indian Studies.
Support for this project is provided to the Ancient Burying Ground Association from CT Humanities (CTH), through the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.