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Events and Programs

Conversations At Noon

Join us every fourth Tuesday for “Conversations at Noon,” where we delve into the captivating history of Connecticut’s Freedom Trail. This series features a diverse lineup of esteemed guests, including bestselling authors, celebrated historians, museum educators, and descendants of Connecticut’s early families.

Each session provides an immersive experience, offering unique insights into the social, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped Connecticut’s rich heritage. Our guests share their personal connections to the trail, revealing untold stories and perspectives that bring the past to life in vivid detail. From the struggles and triumphs of early settlers to the pivotal moments in the fight for freedom and equality, “Conversations at Noon” illuminates the diverse threads that weave together our shared history.

Whether you’re a history buff or just plain curious, “Conversations at Noon” offers a unique opportunity to learn from experts who bring Connecticut’s past to life. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, ask questions, and connect with a community of fellow history enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this chance to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the profound impact these sites have had on our state’s heritage and leave each session with a newfound sense of connection to the stories that continue to shape our present and future.

Learn more about Conversations at Noon here.

Other Events

The Connecticut Freedom Trail encompasses a diverse array of locations, each rich with unique stories that vividly highlight the African American experience. These sites collectively offer a profound narrative of resilience, courage, and significant contributions to our society. To further this mission, many of these locations host a variety of events and programs that underscore our overarching message: the critical importance of sharing, learning, and discovering Black stories.

Visitors can engage in guided tours, both walking and virtual, led by experts who bring to life the historical context and significance of each site. These tours delve into the lives and legacies of influential African American figures and key events in Connecticut’s history. Lectures and presentations by renowned historians and authors provide deep insights into African American history, while dynamic reenactments and living history programs offer an engaging way to experience the past firsthand. Educational workshops tailored for schools and the community focus on topics such as genealogy, cultural traditions, and the preservation of family history. Commemorative events like Juneteenth celebrations and Black History Month activities, along with cultural festivals showcasing music, art, and cuisine, enrich the community’s understanding and appreciation of African American heritage. Special exhibitions at museums and traveling exhibits ensure that these vital stories reach a wide audience, fostering a deeper connection to heritage and inspiring future generations. Additionally, there are a variety of other events and programs, ensuring there is always something new to discover and learn.

Make sure to check out the calendar of events here.