Category Archives: Old Center Cemetery

Challenging Students To Become Curators

Because we use a digital blog for a classroom, I am constantly reminded of the opportunity for us to share what we learn and show how we learned it. This project of having individual students connect with one piece of … Continue reading

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The AGS Western New England Chapter Meeting

The AGS Western New England Chapter Meeting Suffield’s Old Center Cemetery Saturday,  October 18, 2014. 9:30-10am Welcome, coffee, in Tisch Auditorium, which is located in Suffield Academy’s S. Kent Legare Library. 10am-12pm Presentations by Bob Drinkwater, Simon Braune, Al and Betsy … Continue reading

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Preserving The Great Griswold

George Griswold was one of the nations earliest American stone carvers. He was a pioneer in incorporating aft with memorial stones. A historic cemetery becomes that much more historical if a site is marked with Griswold’s work. Prior to his … Continue reading

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Slides for our Presentation at Connecticut Gravestone Symposium

Ct. Gravestone Network H.Sp.Sheldon.Wind.Lks.Journl.1885

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Significant Slavery Document Found on Last Day

AK and I took advantage of our last class time to visit the town records and track down a vote from a 1731 town meeting. Note how African Americans are allowed to worship, but they must gather in the northwest … Continue reading

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Slides from Chapel Presentation

I am grateful that Suffield Academy is a great place to teach and learn!–Mr. Sullivan. Powerpoint: Sullivan.Find.Your.Place.2.11.13 PDF: Bill.S.Find.Your.Place.2.11.13

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The Ancient Burial Ground in Harford Stands as a Good Model for our Burial Ground

The Ancient Burial Ground in Harford Stands as a good models for our Burial Ground. Perhaps the most moving monument is the African American gravestone near the east side of the burial ground, just next to the steps of the … Continue reading

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The Lighthouse Tour at Peoples State Forest

This trail in Peoples State Forest is another reminder that colonial artifacts can be just off any nature trail in the state of Connecticut. The signs along the trail are very informative as they point out parts of the community, … Continue reading

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Batterson Signature on Fowler Monument

Here is another J. G. Batterson monument from our ancient burial ground. We now have four of his monuments documented. See slides from previous post about how the founder of Travellers was a “Monumental Genius” in the words of Bill … Continue reading

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