Influential Women in Ancient Burying Ground Kicks off Greenwich Historical Society’s ‘Shining a Light’ Lecture Series

A large obelisk lists the names of the male founders of Hartford buried in the Ancient Burying Ground, but it excludes the many women who made their efforts possible and kept Hartford running.

On March 30 at 6 pm, Dr. Katherine Hermes, executive director and publisher of Connecticut Explored magazine, will present compelling narratives of several of these women, ranging from the daughters, wives, and widows of the founders to the Native, African, and African-American female servants and enslaved women who managed the households. She will also explore the lives of people like Ruth Moore who was the first woman of color to leave a will in colonial Hartford, and Sarah Onepenny, a leading elder of the Wangunk. For more information and to register for the free Zoom lecture:

The 'Shining a Light' Lecture Series offers captivating stories of people and organizations who have had a profound impact on the history of the Northeast, and whose work provides additional perspective for a more complete history. 

Submitted by Cos Cob, CT

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