Explore African-American history through the artifacts and manuscripts that tell the story of the Amistad, Connecticut abolitionists, and the long fight for civil rights. The tour will offer special access to Charlotte Cowles’ letters describing her interactions with the Africans from the Amistad who lived for several months in her home town of Farmington, Connecticut. Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members and are available online.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Questions? Call (860) 236-5621×289 or email Jenny Steadman.