Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext 10. Fax: 203-756-6283.
Walk back to the 1700s when the Green was a swampy pasture surrounded by homes and churches. Visit the sites of Fortune's world, including Preserved Porter's farm, Fortune's house, the church Fortune was baptized in, the site where his skeleton was found, and the ancient Burying Ground. Hear the stories of Fortune and other early African American residents, as they achieve freedom or suffer through a life of slavery. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Presented by Raechel Guest, Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut-Waterbury.
1:30 - 3:30 pm Admission $10