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Walking Tour: William Grimes' Litchfield

Date/Time

Sep 15, 2018
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Description

 Join the Litchfield Historical Society for Saturday morning walking tours exploring new themes and areas of the town. Walking tours last about an hour, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tours begin at the Litchfield History Museum at 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 15: William Grimes’ Litchfield
Join an education staff member for a special new walking tour exploring the life of William Grimes, who escaped slavery and settled in Litchfield. Grimes authored what is now considered to be the first fugitive slave narrative. It was published in 1825 and tells the story of his 30 years spent in captivity, followed by his escape in 1814 from Savannah, Georgia. When he escaped to Connecticut, he found work as a barber at the Tapping Reeve Law School. He also ran a successful livery and eventually purchased his freedom. Explore his life and Connecticut’s complicated history with slavery on this walking tour.

Walking Tours are free for members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required. Payment is required with registration. To register, call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. For more information about this or other programs, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Cost

Free for members; $5 non-members

Location

View map Litchfield History Museum
7 South Street
Litchfield, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Litchfield Historical Society

Phone

860-567-4501

Contact name

Litchfield Historical Society

Contact email

registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Region:

Litchfield

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