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

Mark Twain’s Companions & Cohorts

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

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 – $10.00

Angels Among Us

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

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 – $10.00

Music Among the Memorials

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Enjoy an evening of Classic Rock, R & B, Soul, Funk, and Country music with the popular 9-piece band, Still Kickin’ with the Big City Horns.

Free

Sunset Notables

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

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 – $10.00

The Streets of Hartford

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

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

Arts & Letters

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Meet Cedar Hill Cemetery’s creative residents including our most distinguished artists, actors, and authors.

Free – $10.00

Lest We Forget

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Evelyn Bollert explores the fearsome infectious diseases that afflicted Cedar Hill families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on this walking tour.

Free – $10.00

The Plot Thickens

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Hear stories that sound like film scripts – leaving you to wonder who should star in the movie – a Communist spy, a runaway Prince, an infamous gambler, and more.

Free – $10.00

Autumn Tree Tour

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Free – Registration Required Date: October 16th, 2021 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm More than 2,000 trees representing 100 species and varieties grace the grounds of Cedar Hill Cemetery. John Kehoe leads this autumn walk highlighting a colorful sampling of the remarkable collection including maples, cherries, beeches, pines, cedars and more. Social Distancing Guidelines…

Free

Hallowed History Lantern Tour

Cedar Hill Cemetery 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

Admission $20.00 – Advanced Registration Required Date: October 29th, 2021 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery. Character actors will share tantalizing true stories from some of the cemetery’s notable and not-so-notable residents. Guests will hear about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a scandalous…

$20.00