Tours and Events 2019

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

OCTOBER

When Disaster Strikes
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am
Admission $5.00, Members Free
Learn about local and national disasters through the eyes of Cedar Hill residents. Stories include the Titanic, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Fales & Gray Explosion (1854), Norwalk Train Wreck (1853), 1911 Heat Wave, Hartford Circus Fire (1944), and the 1938 Hurricane. The walking tour begins at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive.

Lost in a Laughing-Gas World: Horace Wells in Fact and Fiction
Lecture by Michael Downs, author of The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 pm
Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield
Admission: $15 (nonmembers) and $12 (members) includes copy of The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells
In recognition of the 175th anniversary of the discovery of anesthesia, author Michael Downs will discuss the tragic life of Hartford dentist Horace Wells whose obsession with pain and its destruction threatened his family, his finances, and his sanity. Funding provided by Connecticut Humanities. Reservations Requested – register here.

Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour
Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 am
Admission: $5.00; 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. The walking tour begins at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive.

Hallowed History Lantern Tour
Friday, October 25, 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.

NOVEMBER

Tree Tour
Saturday, November 2, 10:00 am
Free for All
More than 2,000 trees representing 100 species and varieties grace the grounds of Cedar Hill. John Kehoe leads this autumn walk highlighting a colorful sampling of our remarkable collection including maples, cherries, beeches, pines, cedars and more.

 

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

 

 

 

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