Ashford Woods: A Community of People of African and Nipmuc Descent from 1840 – 1870

 9/16/2023 @ 10:00 am

Join Dr. Nick Bellantoni, State Archaeologist Emeritus on one of the walks featured in his latest book about historic walks in CT. Nick will share his insights about the archaeology features from the Cat Den Quarry to Ashford Woods, the site of the Webster and Bates homesteads and home to at least 5 families and 25 people of African and Nipmuc descent from 1840 – 1870. Nick will be joined by local historian, Donna Dufresne, who will share her research on the community and Charles Webster, whose Civil War grave is on the property. Registration required. Sponsored by Pomfret Historical Society, pomfret-historical-society.org and Donna Dufresne, windsong@snet.net

 http://www.pomfret-historical-society.org, windsong@snet.net


Type of Event



Intersection of Fayette Wright and Pilfirshire Rds., Eastford, CT

Additional Info

Registration Required, Leashed Dogs Welcomed. Park along Fayette Wright Rd. north of Pilfirshire Rd.

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