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Ellis Walter Ruley Park: Norwich American Artist Park

 9/26/2020 @ 10:00 am

This park honors the legacy of Norwich native Ellis Walter Ruley, a self-taught African-American folk artist. Ruley’s paintings are evocative and often depict biblical or African folklore themes. Sadly, Ruley died here under mysterious circumstances in 1959. Two years later, fire destroyed the homestead along with many of Ellis’s paintings. Register by 9/23 by calling 860-887-1695 Ext. 116. Sponsored by the City of Norwich Ellis Walter Ruley Committee, www.norwichct.org

 www.norwichct.org

 860-887-1695 Ext. 116

Type of Event

Walk

Location

28 Hammond Ave., Norwich, CT

Additional Info

Moderate, Registration Required, No Dogs, Ages 12+ Only. Parking lot at lower level of Park and 2 handicap parking spaces across from asphalt entrance.

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