Tours and Events 2018

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to discover the art, history, natural beauty and culture of Cedar Hill Cemetery’s park-like grounds by attending an upcoming program. Activities include thematic walks, theatrical performances, musical events, movies and family-friendly programs.

SEPTEMBER

Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 per person
Reservations Required – Call 860-956-3311
Explore Cedar Hill Cemetery while deciphering creative clues that direct you around the historic sections of the cemetery. Teams of up to four people each compete in the hunt. Once teams have collected all the clues, it’s time to solve the mystery. It’s a race to the finish, as prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded to teams who solve the mystery the fastest.

College Ties: Hartford’s Trinity College – NEW DATE
Saturday, September 15, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Cedar Hill Members Free
Founded in 1823, Trinity was the second college established in Connecticut.  Starting at the final resting place of principal founder and first president Bishop Thomas Church Brownell, Debbie Alter will introduce you to Trinity alumni, faculty, and benefactors who now reside at Cedar Hill.

Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour
Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Cedar Hill Members Free
Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice.

Arts & Letters
Tuesday, September 25, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Cedar Hill Members Free
Meet Cedar Hill Cemetery’s creative residents including our most distinguished artists, actors and authors. We will introduce you to lesser-known personalities such as Nicholas Hudson Holt, Fern Andra and Frances Laughlin Wadsworth, as well as the noteworthy William Glackens, Wallace Stevens and Katharine Hepburn.

A Monumental Man: The Art of James Batterson
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Cedar Hill Members Free
James Batterson, co-owner of New England Granite Works, played a key role in the establishment of Cedar Hill. And monuments attributed to his prolific company are scattered throughout the cemetery. Foundation Director Beverly Lucas highlights Batterson’s incredible monuments on this walking tour of the historic cemetery.

OCTOBER

The Prosecution Rests
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Members Free
From the assassination of President Garfield to the crimes that inspired the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, Foundation Director Beverly Lucas shares intriguing stories of sensational trials, tragic crimes and even one unsolved mystery, all of which gripped the imagination of Connecticut residents.

Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour
Wednesday, October 17, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; Cedar Hill Members Free
Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of anesthesia and his tragic life, the woman behind the management of Colt Manufacturing, and the man who saved the country from bankruptcy twice.

Hallowed History Lantern Tour
Friday, October 26, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Admission: $15.00; Reservations Required – Call 860-956-3311
History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill. Character actors share tantalizing true stories of some of our notable and not-so-notable residents. To ensure your participation in this tour, reservations are required for specific time slots. Book your reservations early by calling 860-956-3311. Please note: This tour may NOT be suitable for children under 13. Wear appropriate walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

 

A special thank you to our funders who generously support our many activities.

Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee
George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee

 

 

 

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