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NHS Second Saturday Tour – Aaron Dwight Stevens

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

69 East Town Street Norwich, CT. In October of 1859, Lisbon born and Norwich raised, Aaron Dwight Stevens, along with John Brown, led an historic raid at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, and woke the nation up to a new day in our history which was the impetus to put an end to slavery. That, however, was only a part of Dwight’s adventurous life. He fought in the War
against Mexico, with the elite Dragoons in New Mexico, and against the pro-slavery factions in “Bloody Kansas.”
Those adventures, along with the love of two beautiful women, made his short life an almost unbelievable but
very true story. Tom Coletti and Vic Butsch, authors of A Journey to the Gallows, would be pleased to share
some of Dwight’s amazing story with you. The tour is completely centered close to young Dwight’s home,
church and school at the Norwichtown Green, and will take one hour. Feel free to bring a portable folding chair
if you wish. This walk is one hour. Please gather on the Norwichtown Green in front of the Norwich Heritage &
Regional Visitors’ Center at 69 East Town Street. Parking is along the Norwichtown Green.
Sponsored by: Norwich Historical Society
Keys: Restrooms Nearby
Difficulty: Easy
Information: 860-886-1776


June 8
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Norwich Lions Club
(860) 889-6785


Norwich Heritage and Visitors’ Center
69 East Town St.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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860 887-1647