Lest We Forget: Infectious Diseases (1850-1918)

Virtual Event

Cholera infantum, the bloody flux, ague, putrid fever, filth disease, consumption – and the treatments sometimes sounded just as scary. Evelyn Bollert explores the fearsome infectious diseases that afflicted families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Free

Tree Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford

John Kehoe leads this walk featuring Cedar Hill’s rare and notable trees. Highlights include the beautiful European Weeping Beech, the unusual (for the Northeast) Umbrella Magnolia, and the Huss Hemlock named for a resident of the cemetery.

Eternal Homes of Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford

Twelve private mausoleums dating before 1945 grace the grounds of Cedar Hill. Learn about the architecture and owners of these magnificent structures on this tour of the historic cemetery.

Free – $10

Mark Twain’s Companions & Cohorts

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford

While Mark Twain is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions and cohorts are interred at Cedar Hill. Learn about Twain's life and his many Nook Farm friends, neighbors, and colleagues during this tour led by Steve Courtney.

Free – $10

Angels Among Us

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford

Learn about the angels and allegorical figures that grace the landscape of Cedar Hill. From the angel Gabriel to representations of Faith, Hope, and Memory, Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will acquaint you with the figural monuments in the historic cemetery.

Free – $10

Sunset Notables

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford

Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill on this tour showcasing some of our most celebrated residents and renowned monuments. Highlights include General Griffin Stedman, Gilbert Heublein, John Pierpont Morgan, and Katharine Hepburn.

Free – $10

The Streets of Hartford

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford

Ever wondered how Hartford streets got their names? Mary Falvey, Director of Hartford Preservation Alliance, leads this tour highlighting Cedar Hill residents whose names grace the capital city streets. From Brainard Road to Jewell Street and Fairfield Avenue, learn about the people who have been immortalized on the streets of Hartford.

Free – $10.00