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Walking Tour – Memento Mori

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a guided tour of Farmington’s Old Cemetery (Memento Mori) and learn about the town’s colonial history and early settlers.

// ABOUT MEMENTO MORI WALKING TOURS //

In use as early as 1660, Farmington’s Old Cemetery on Main Street was the town’s boneyard and remained so until the end of the 19th century. Come learn about the cemetery’s history and development along with stories about some of its “residents” and a few tall tales – some scary ones too! Parking is available at the Barney Library which is a short distance away from the Memento Mori Cemetery.

// ABOUT STANLEY-WHITMAN HOUSE //

In 1935, Stanley-Whitman House was established as Farmington’s first museum. It is a nationally recognized historic house museum and living history center that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington, Connecticut. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.

Located in the historic village of Farmington, the museum facility centers on a circa 1720 National Historic Landmark house furnished with period antiques to reflect the everyday activities of Colonial life in Connecticut. Surrounding the house are period-raised bed gardens, an apple orchard, and heritage stone walls.

The public service areas of the museum, constructed in 2004, include a modern classroom, a period tavern room, a post-and-beam Welcome Center, a research library, an exhibit gallery, the Nancy Conklin History Gallery, and a collection storage area.

In addition to managing Memento Mori, Farmington’s ancient cemetery on Main Street, and the Village Green, located at the intersection of Routes 4 and 10, the museum also oversees the Scott Swamp Cemetery on Route 6. The Stanley-Whitman House is supported in part by the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.

// SUPPORT STANLEY-WHITMAN HOUSE //

At Stanley Whitman House, our commitment to accessibility is paramount. While not all of our programs are free, we strive to offer as many as possible at no cost, thanks to the generous support of our underwriters. If you wish to assist us in this mission, we welcome donations, which help us to further expand and diversify our range of activities. Your contributions play a crucial role in maintaining and increasing the accessibility of our programs.

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-tour-memento-mori-tickets-810228373877

Venue

Memento Mori Cemetery
Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States

Organizer

Stanley-Whitman House
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