Prudence Crandall was designated Connecticut's State Heroine for the moral courage she showed in providing private education for young African-American women despite strong local opposition. Miss Crandall faced three court trials and even spent a night in jail for her beliefs. National Historic Landmark.
Now on exhibit: Friends and Neighbors - Canterbury's 18th and 19th Century African-American Residents.
This is a Connecticut Blue Star Museum which invites active military personnel and their families to visit free of charge all summer long (Memorial Day, May 27 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013.) For military qualifications and a complete list of participating museums visit www.arats.gov/bluestarmuseums.org.