GHOSTS of COLCHESTER
Colchester Historical Society Spooky Cemetery Tours
On Friday, October 21st and Sunday, October 23rd the Colchester Historical Society will be holding a Spooky Cemetery Tour at the Colchester Burying Ground. The cemetery tours will highlight the living history of notable characters from Colchester’s past in continuous tours on Friday from 6-8 pm and on Sunday from 3-5 pm. The historic Colchester Burying Ground, located behind Old Bacon Academy, is one of the finest graveyards in eastern Connecticut featuring the remains of many prominent citizens with stones carved by some of the finest area artisans.
Spooky Tour participants will meet the ghosts of some of Colchester’s most prominent citizens from long ago. The ghosts will be portrayed by members of the Colchester Historical Society, the Colchester Community Theater and local citizens.
The Spooky Cemetery Tours will begin at the fence behind the Colchester Hayward Fire Company Museum on South Main Street. The Cemetery Tours are guided and recommended for both adults and families with children. All children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight to enhance your experience.
Tour space is limited and advanced reservations are suggested. Tickets are $5 for an adult or $10 for a family. . Tickets may be purchased by calling 860-537-5596 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your ticket includes refreshments at the nearby Colchester Historical Society Museum following each tour. In case of rain the program will be held at the museum. Contact us at: email@example.com.
Join the Colchester Historical Society for programs that:
• explore Colchester’s rich past
• introduce you to community members with similar interests
• allow you to unwind, relax and learn something new about your town!
Let’s Get Down to Business!
Tuesday, April 10
Held at the Historic Hayward House on
Colchester’s Town Green
Early Americans bought A LOT of goods on credit. A recent study of some colonial account books showed that 98% of the transactions were credit; the remaining few were cash and barter. Since many businesses tried to settle their accounts with an annual “day of reckoning” in April, we thought it was appropriate to talk business at this Colchester Historical Society Meeting.
We’ll take a look at a newly restored 200 year-old account book from a Colchester business. You’ll be amazed and impressed by the story of its restoration. You’ll also enjoy reading entries that provide insights into the consumer habits of early Colchester shoppers and suppliers.
Delicious refreshments will be served, so after a little learning, you’ll have a chance to unwind and chat with fellow Colchester residents!
June is Busting Out All Over! Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 12
It’s spring and you need to spend an evening out in the beautiful open spaces of Zagray Farm. Bring a friend, the family, and a potluck treat to share. We’ll provide food, music and a great time. A very short annual business meeting will bring you up to date on the organization that is preserving our town’s stories and treasured objects and images, then you’ll have chances to roam the farm, join in song and talk with friends. Stay tuned for more details, but put it on your calendar now!
Have an idea for our August 14th program? Send it to Sally Whipple at firstname.lastname@example.org.