Historical Workshop: Waking the Dead – The Stories Told in Artifacts and Tombstones, Oct 23rd @ 9AM

Rectory School 528 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT

This historical workshop is a day-long symposium that includes presentations by keynote speakers Dr. Nick Bellantoni, State Archaeologist Emeritus; Dr. Sarah Sportman, State Archaeologist; Ruth Shapleigh Brown, Executive Director of the CT Gravestone Network; Michael Carroll, Director of Rediscovering History Gravestone Restoration. The morning program will begin at the Rectory School at 9 A.M. followed […]


Historical Workshop: Uncovering the Past in Ancient Burial Grounds, Oct 30th @ 1PM

Pomfret Community Center 207 Mashamoquet Road, Pomfret Center, CT

Above image is from http://theancientburyingground.org/This workshop will begin with a presentation by Ruth Shapleigh Brown at the Pomfret Community Center followed by a tour of the Sabin/South Cemetery. A demonstration on gravestone carvers, lichen removal and safe cleaning of gravestones and the care of ancient burial grounds will ensue. Ruth Shapleigh Brown is the Executive […]


Historical Workshop: Native American and African Descent Genealogy, Nov 6th @ 1PM

Abington Congregational Church 542 Hampton Rd, Pomfret Center, CT

Featured image above is from https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/Genealogist William Fothergill will share techniques he learned while researching Ebenezer Bassett, from Litchfield, CT, who was of Native and African American descent and the first person of color appointed as ambassador to Haiti in 1869. The workshop venue is located at the Abington Congregational Church. William Fothergill, an Associate […]