|10/13/2017 - 7:00 pm|
|Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall|
|1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331|
There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.
Those of us who live here in Canterbury, home of Miss Crandall’s famous and once-controversial academy for the education of “young ladies and little misses of color,” often think we know the story inside out. But it’s an ever rich topic and there’s always more to learn.
The story of Prudence Crandall, Connecticut’s official State Heroine, and her courageous students still inspires. This presentation will not only describe the events surrounding what took place in Canterbury in the early 1830s , but will also show how this piece of our nation’s history served to inspire an up-and-coming local author and illustrator in writing her first book.
Kendall Smith is an author/illustrator/educator, Crandall Museum Docent and Friends of the Museum board member. She is also the author of an upcoming book Among the Lilies: The Story of a Student Attending Prudence Crandall’s School for African-American Girls.
But even if you aren’t a member, our monthly history-themed programs are free and the public is warmly invited. The business session starts at 7:00. If you want to skip it and come just for the program, arrive about 7:30.
The Canterbury Historical Society’s regular monthly meetings are on the second Friday evening of the month unless otherwise noted. We don’t meet in July and August, when we take a summer break, although we often hold special events over the summer.
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