Uncovering Their History: African, African American and Native American Burials in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640-1815

The Ancient Burying Ground Association and Hartford History Center present annual Thomas Hooker Lecture: Uncovering Their History.

Through new research, scholars have uncovered the history of over 500 individuals of African, African and Native American heritage buried in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground from 1640-1815. Led by Dr. Kathy Hermes, the team researched these stories in the earliest written records of the Connecticut Colony. Dr. Hermes will share the findings of the project and demonstrate the new website africannativeburials.org. This project is the first of its kind in Connecticut and serves as a model. Family historians, genealogists, descendants and anyone interested in understanding the context of African and Native American lives in Hartford will be fascinated with this new information.

Lecture and reception at 6 pm at the Hartford History Center of the Hartford Public Library. Free to the public.

Funded by the CT State Historic Preservation Office; CT Humanities and the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation.