Horace Wells Monument Preservation

In 2002

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation launched a program to restore its major bronze sculptures.

With support from the Horace Wells Club of Connecticut, Hartford Medical and Dental Societies, Connecticut Dental Association, Aetna Foundation, and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Cedar Hill restored the Horace Wells’ memorial.

The Foundation's First Monument Restoration

The project included replacing the side sculptures. While there is little theft and vandalism at Cedar Hill, the end pieces were stolen in the early 1980s. Working from photographs, sculptor Anatole Mikhailov reproduced the end sculptures.

Completed in 2004, this was the Foundation’s first monument restoration project.


Monument Fund

The Foundation raises funds to preserve Cedar Hill Cemetery’s historic memorials.
To learn more about our preservation activities visit our Monument Fund page.