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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. Closing October 2019 for renovations. The Museum is scheduled to reopen for the season in 2022, although an official date has not yet been determined.

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Closing October 2019 for renovations. The Museum is scheduled to reopen for the season in 2022, although an official date has not yet been determined.

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.

 

Pricing: Adults $6, seniors and children $4, 5 and under free.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Group Tours

Dates of Operation: May 4-Oct. 30, 2016.

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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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