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Prudence Crandall Museum

The Nation's first Academy for African-American young women (1833-34). Changing exhibits, period furnishings, research library, gift shop. National Historic Landmark.

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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.

Special exhibits on view: Lives and Legacies: Prudence Crandall's African-American Students and Beyond The Classroom, an installation that recreates a bedroom area, furnished as it might have been when the Academy functioned as the boarding school for African-American students.

This is a Connecticut Blue Star Museum which invites active military personnel and their families to visit free of charge all summer long (May 30 through September 5, 2016).

Tour time: 1 hour

 

Other amenities: Gift Shop, Parking, Parking, Guided or Self-guided tours

 

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Location:

1 S. Canterbury Rd.
Canterbury, CT 06331

Hours:

Thurs.- Sun., 10-4; or by appt. year-round.

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