Witness Stone Dedication Ceremony

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Saturday May 6

11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden 
55 South Main Street 
Suffield, CT 06078
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Join students from Suffield Academy as they install and dedicate the Witness Stones memorializing two enslaved people listed under Oliver Phelps’ 1790 census record. Their research showed that when Lewis and Barbara Butler later moved to Canandaigua, NY, they helped their daughter Patience and her husband Austin Steward establish deep ties to the Underground Railroad network in the Rochester area, a community that later assisted Frederick Douglass with his abolitionist work in the region.

This program will take place outdoors. In case of cancelation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file.

If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynn Mervosh at phelps.hatheway@ctlandmarks.org

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