Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation

453 Fairfield Avenue
860-956-3311

Established in 1864, Cedar Hill Cemetery is an American rural cemetery encompassing 270 acres of landscaped woodlands, waterways and memorial grounds in the south end of Hartford. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cedar Hill serves as a sanctuary for memorial artworks, Hartford history and welcomed wildlife. To date, more than 32,500 people have chosen Cedar Hill as their final resting place, including Samuel Colt, John Pierpont Morgan, Dr. Horace Wells, and Katharine Hepburn.

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation maintains and restores the cemetery's historic architecture, preserves the unique memorial artworks, conserves and protects the natural resources and wildlife, cares for the picturesque trees and shrubs, and offers educational tours and events to the public.

Upcoming Events at Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation

Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:00am
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Remarkable Women

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 10:00am
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The Prosecution Rests

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 10:00am
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Music Among the Memorials

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 6:00pm
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Sunset Notables Tour

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Notable Architects

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 10:00am
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Arts & Letters

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 10:00am
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Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 10:00am
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Cedar Hill Movie Night

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
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Mushroom Walk

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 10:00am
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A Monumental Man: The Art of James Batterson

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 10:00am
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Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 at 10:00am
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Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:00am
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Stargazing at Cedar Hill

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
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We’ve Got the Cure: Notable Physicians

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 10:00am
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When Disaster Strikes

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 10:00am
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Discover Cedar Hill – Highlight Tour

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:00am
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Hallowed History Lantern Tour

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
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Autumn Tree Tour

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 10:00am
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Recent News

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Popular Sunset Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm for the Sunset Notables Tour.   Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill Cemetery on this walking tour showcasing some of the most celebrated residents and renowned…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Presents Free Concert

Enjoy an evening of modern Americana music at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The free concert will feature The Meadows Brothers.   Ian and Dustin Meadows have been making music together for more than a decade. Countless…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers “Prosecution Rests” Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10:00 am for the thematic tour The Prosecution Rests.   From the assassination of President Garfield to the crimes that inspired the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, Foundation Director…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Women’s History Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am for the walking tour Remarkable Women.   Meet the extraordinary women of Cedar Hill Cemetery who inspire with their stories of purpose and engagement, compassion and…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy will lead this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mark Twain Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:00 am for the walking tour Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts.   While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Evening Walking Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 pm for the walking tour, Stories in Stone.   Learn about monument styles often found in 19th-century cemeteries such as Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill. From the sarcophagus to the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Butterfly Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Roy Zartarian and the Connecticut Butterfly Association on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:00 am for his annual butterfly walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery.    Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers College Ties Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:00 am for the walking tour College Ties – Hartford’s Trinity College.   Founded in 1823, Trinity was the second college established in Connecticut. Starting at the final…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Tour about Infectious Diseases

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00 am for the guided tour Lest We Forget: Infectious Diseases.   Cholera infantum, the bloody flux, ague, putrid fever, filth disease, consumption – and the treatments…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy will lead this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers New Walking Tour about West Hartford Notables

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am for the new walking tour Celebrate West Hartford.   West Hartford, officially separated from the capital city in 1854, was home to many well-known personages who now…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Angels Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm for Angels Among Us.   Learn about the angels and allegorical figures that grace the landscape of Cedar Hill during this walking tour of the historic cemetery. From the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Tree Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join arborist John Kehoe on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am for a guided walk featuring Cedar Hill Cemetery’s rare and notable trees.   Cedar Hill encompasses 270 acres of landscaped woodlands,…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will lead this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Bird Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Jay Kaplan from Roaring Brook Nature Center on Saturday, May 11. 2019 at 6:30 am for his annual bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery.    Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Hallowed History Lantern Tour

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation presents its annual Hallowed History Lantern Tour on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.     History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Hartford’s Cedar Hill Cemetery. Character actors share…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers “Prosecution Rests” Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 am for the thematic tour The Prosecution Rests.   From the assassination of President Garfield to the crimes that inspired the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, Foundation…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Art Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 am for the walking tour A Monumental Man: The Art of James Batterson.   James Batterson, owner of New England Granite Works, played a key role in the establishment of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Arts & Letters Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:00 am for the Arts & Letters Tour.   Meet Cedar Hill’s creative residents including our most distinguished artists, actors and authors on this walking tour of the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Colt Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:00 am for the walking tour Sam & Elizabeth’s World – The Colts at Cedar Hill.   Elizabeth Colt erected the first major monument at Cedar Hill Cemetery, one of her many…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Host 11th Annual Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10:00 am to noon, Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will host its 11th Annual Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Participants learn about Cedar Hill while deciphering creative clues that direct them around the historic…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mushroom Walk

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 am for a mushroom walk.   Joe Lenoce of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society will lead the search for mushrooms in Cedar Hill’s ornamental foreground. During this…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Katharine Hepburn Film

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 pm for its annual Movie Night featuring cemetery resident Katharine Hepburn in Without Love.   To aid the war effort, a lonely widow (Hepburn) enters into a marriage of convenience…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Popular Sunset Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 pm for the Sunset Notables Tour.   Discover the history and beauty of Cedar Hill Cemetery on this walking tour showcasing some of the most celebrated residents and renowned…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Presents Free Concert

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Friday, July 27 at 6:00 pm for Music Among the Memorials, a free concert showcasing the popular Connecticut trio Last Fair Deal.   Known for their stellar vocals and unique acoustic synergy, guitarist Paul…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Angels Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00 am for Angels Among Us.   Learn about the angels and allegorical figures that grace the landscape of Cedar Hill during this walking tour of the historic cemetery. From the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers New Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 am for All the President’s Men.   Learn about Cedar Hill residents who once held positions of national importance from Secretaries of the Navy to Commissioner of Education…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Evening Walking Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 pm for the walking tour, Stories in Stone.   Learn about monument styles often found in 19th-century cemeteries such as Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill. From the sarcophagus to the…

Read More »

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mark Twain Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 am for the walking tour Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts.   While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Barnstormers Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:00 am for the Barnstormers & Aviators tour.   Learn about Connecticut’s role in aviation history through the stories of noted stunt flyers, aviation innovators and early…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers College Ties Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 am for the walking tour College Ties – Hartford’s Trinity College.   Founded in 1823, Trinity was the second college established in Connecticut. Starting at the final…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Butterfly Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Roy Zartarian and the Connecticut Butterfly Association on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 am for his annual butterfly walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery.    Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers New Civil War Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 pm for the new walking tour, The Grand Army of the Republic.   Hartford Civil War researcher Mary Falvey tells about the U.S.’s first organization of war veterans through the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Tree Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join arborist John Kehoe on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 am for a guided walk featuring Cedar Hill Cemetery’s rare and notable trees.   Cedar Hill encompasses 270 acres of landscaped woodlands,…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers What a Way to Go! Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 am for What a Way to Go!   Mayhem, murder and the hazards of everyday life in times gone by are the subjects of this tour led by Evelyn Bollert. Transportation with a mind of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Bird Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Jay Kaplan from Roaring Brook Nature Center on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 6:30 am for his annual bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery.    Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery…

Read More »

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Hallowed History Lantern Tour

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation presents its annual Hallowed History Lantern Tour on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.     History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Hartford’s Cedar Hill Cemetery. Character actors share…

Read More »

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

Read More »

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Notable Women Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00am for Cedar Hill’s Exceptional Women Tour.   Women’s historian Grace Parks Mitchell leads the tour emphasizing the extraordinary accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers New Tour, “The Prosecution Rests”

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 am for the new thematic tour, The Prosecution Rests.   From the assassination of President Garfield to the crimes that inspired the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, we will…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Host 10th Annual Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to noon, Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will host its 10th Annual Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Participants learn about Cedar Hill while deciphering creative clues that direct them around the historic…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mushroom Program

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:00 am for a mushroom walk.   Joe Lenoce of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society will lead the search for mushrooms in Cedar Hill’s ornamental foreground, which includes…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Presents Katharine Hepburn Movie

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 pm for its annual Movie Night. In honor of Cedar Hill resident Katharine Hepburn, we will be showing Stage Door, co-starring Hepburn and Ginger Rogers   In this 1937 film,…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers New Tour, “Stories in Stone”

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 am for Stories in Stone.   Learn about monument styles often found in 19th-century cemeteries in this new walking tour of Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill. From the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Sunset Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm for the Sunset Notables tour.   Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will lead this evening walking tour through the historic memorial grounds featuring some of Cedar…

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Guided Tour of the Church of Good Shepherd & Colt Memorial Parish House Offered

Enjoy the opportunity to tour the Church of Good Shepherd and Caldwell Hart Colt Memorial Parish House on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Senior warden Jack Hale will discuss Elizabeth Colt’s elaborate tributes to her husband Sam, their…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Presents Free Concert

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Friday, July 28 at 6:00 pm for Music Among the Memorials, a free concert featuring the bluegrass band Five in the Chamber.   Voted Fan Favorite at the 2016 Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Five in the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Angels Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm for Angels Among Us.   During this evening walking tour, learn about the angels and allegorical figures that grace the landscape of Cedar Hill Cemetery. From the angel…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mark Twain’s Civil War Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 am for the walking tour Mark Twain’s Civil War.   While Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, his legacy remains alive and well in Hartford.…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Butterfly Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Roy Zartarian and the Connecticut Butterfly Association on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 am in search of butterflies at Cedar Hill Cemetery.   Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Arts & Letters Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 am for the Arts & Letters Tour.   Meet Cedar Hill’s creative residents including our most distinguished artists, actors and authors on this walking tour of the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Civil War-themed Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm for the evening walking tour, My Dearest Beloved Darling: Civil War Letters.   Surviving correspondence from the “War of Rebellion” offers a glimpse into the lives of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Tree Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to attend a free tree walk of the historic cemetery on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 am. Tree expert John Kehoe will lead the tour featuring Cedar Hill’s rare and notable trees.   Cedar Hill…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Highlight Tour of the Historic Cemetery

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:00 am for Discover Cedar Hill – A Highlight Tour.   Bob Chudy leads this introductory tour about Cedar Hill’s most prominent residents. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Bird Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Jay Kaplan from Roaring Brook Nature Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 6:30 am for his annual bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery.    Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Wethersfield Notables Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 am for the walking tour Wethersfield Notables at Cedar Hill.   Melissa Josefiak, former Assistant Director at Wethersfield Historical Society, will discuss notable…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation & Wethersfield Historical Society Present Katharine Hepburn Lecture

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation & Wethersfield Historical Society on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm for a special lecture, Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood. The presentation will take place in the Keeney Ballroom at the…

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Civil War Tour at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am for the Civil War POW Walk. Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 175 Civil War soldiers some of whom endured horrific conditions as prisoners of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offer New Angels Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00 am for Angels Among Us. During this new walking tour, learn about the angels and allegorical figures that grace the landscape of Cedar Hill. From the angel Gabriel to…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Civil War Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 am for the Civil War POW Walk. Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 175 Civil War soldiers some of whom endured horrific conditions as prisoners of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Host Mystery Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am to noon, Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will host its annual Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Participants learn about Cedar Hill while deciphering creative clues that direct them around the historic sections of the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mushroom Walk

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 am for a Mushroom Walk through the cemetery’s ornamental foreground. During this educational hunt, Joe Lenoce of the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society will discuss…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Present Katharine Hepburn Movie

Bring a blanket and your favorite candy for a movie under the stars at Cedar Hill Cemetery. In honor of resident Katharine Hepburn, Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will present Holiday (1938), co-starring Hepburn and Cary Grant on Thursday,…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Hartford Landmarks Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10:00 am for the walking tour, Harford Landmarks & Legacy Tour.   From the Goodwins to Colts, Keneys and Popes, Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for many of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers the Streets of Hartford Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 am for the walking tour, The Streets of Hartford.   Ever wondered how Hartford streets got their names? Patrick Haggerty will lead this fascinating tour highlighting Cedar…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Sunset Notables Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm for the Sunset Notables tour.    Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will lead this evening walking tour through the historic memorial grounds featuring some of Cedar…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers New Thematic Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00 am for the new walking tour, Hartford High Alumni.   During the Victorian era Hartford Public High School earned a national reputation for excellence. Tour guide Debbie…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Barnstormers & Aviators Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00 am for the walking tour, Barnstormers & Aviators.   Foundation Director Beverly Lucas will reflect on Connecticut’s role in aviation history by sharing the stories of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Present Free Concert

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation presents Music Among the Memorials, a free concert featuring the Professors of Sweet Sweet Music on Friday, July 22 at 6:00 pm. The popular Hartford band will perform a mix of covers from the Grateful Dead and…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Artists Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm for the evening walking tour, The Artists of Cedar Hill.    Learn about the lives and accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill’s noteworthy artists. Debbie Alter leads the…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:00 am for the walking tour, Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts.   While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Hosts Children’s Museum Program

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to get up close and personal with native animals while learning about the human activities that affect them. The New Children’s Museum of West Hartford will bring animals such as a turtle, chinchilla,…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Butterfly Walk

Search for butterflies at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Roy Zartarian and the Connecticut Butterfly Association on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:00 am.   Roy will lead visitors on this free walk through Cedar Hill’s ornamental foreground, which…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Civil War Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm for the evening walking tour, Researching Your Civil War Ancestor. Mary Falvey will share resources and tips about researching Civil War veterans while also highlighting some…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Tree Walk

Tree expert John Kehoe will lead a 2-mile walk featuring Cedar Hill Cemetery’s rare and notable trees on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 am.   Cedar Hill Cemetery encompasses 270 acres of landscaped woodlands, waterways and memorial grounds.…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Bird Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Jay Kaplan from Roaring Brook Nature Center on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:30 am for his annual bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery.    Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Artists Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:00 am for a new tour highlighting artists buried at the historic cemetery. Debbie Alter leads this tour focusing on the lives and accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill’s…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Exceptional Women Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00 am for Cedar Hill’s Exceptional Women Tour. Women’s historian Grace Parks Mitchell leads this tour that highlights the extraordinary accomplishments of some of Cedar…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Present Lecture about Isabella Beecher Hooker

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to Swimming Against the Tide in Pin Curls and Crinoline, a lecture by Susan Campbell on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm.     Campbell, author of Tempest-Tossed The Spirit of Isabella Beecher…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Host Mystery Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 am to noon, Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will host its annual Mystery Scavenger Hunt. In this fun, family activity, teams of up to four people each compete to find and follow clues throughout the memorial…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Present Lecture about Rev. Joseph Twichell

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to Mark Twain’s Minister, a lecture by Steve Courtney on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm.     Courtney, author of the award-winning Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain’s…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Hartford Landmarks & Legacy Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 am for the Hartford Landmarks & Legacy tour. From the Goodwins to Colts, Keneys and Popes, Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the namesakes of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Present Lectures about Notable Hartford Residents

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation is delighted to be presenting two lectures highlighting the lives and accomplishments of notable Hartford residents Joseph Twichell and Isabella Beecher Hooker. Twichell and Hooker, who both lived in the prestigious…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Sunset Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm for a sunset tour through the historic memorial grounds. Featuring some of Cedar Hill’s most notable residents, highlights include the monuments of General Griffin…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Governors of Connecticut Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:00 am for Governors of Connecticut. Patrick Haggerty leads this educational tour focused on governors interred at Cedar Hill. Participants will be introduced to individuals who…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Presents Dreams & Spirit Communications

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm for the presentation, Dreams & Spirit Communications.  Elaine Kuzmeskus, nationally recognized Spiritualist medium and author of Dream Zone and The Art of Mediumship,…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Offer Free Concert

On Friday, July 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will present a free concert. Surrounded by the cemetery’s historic memorial grounds, Music Among the Memorials will feature the Celtic, English and American folk music of Greg…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:00 am for Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts. While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions and cohorts are…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers New Civil War Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:00 am for a new Civil War-themed tour, When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Hartford researcher Mary A. Falvey shares the stories of Cedar Hill residents and veterans after the end…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Notable Physicians Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:00 am for a Notable Physicians tour. Cedar Hill Board member Len Oberg leads this new tour highlighting prominent physicians buried at Cedar Hill. Hear about the discoverer of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers “What a Way to Go!” Tour

Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:00 am for What a Way to Go! Mayhem, murder and the hazards of everyday life in times gone by are the subjects of this tour led by Evelyn Bollert. Transportation with a mind of…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Butterfly Walk

Search for butterflies at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Roy Zartarian and the Connecticut Butterfly Association on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 am. Cedar Hill supports a significant butterfly population, with nearly 20 species spotted here,…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Tree Walk

Tree expert John Kehoe will lead a 2-mile walk featuring Cedar Hill Cemetery’s rare and notable trees on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00 am. The tour, through the ornamental foreground and historic memorial sections, will highlight trees such as…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation to Present Jacob Weidenmann & Cedar Hill Cemetery Program

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will present Jacob Weidenmann & Cedar Hill Cemetery on Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 pm. The program will feature historical actor Jason Scappaticci as Jacob Weidenmann, the landscape architect who designed Cedar…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation & Bushnell Park Foundation Offer Institute of Living Tree Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation and Bushnell Park Foundation will offer a Tree Walk of the Institute of Living grounds on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 am. Former Hartford City Forester John Kehoe will conduct the tour of the Institute’s…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Free Bird Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation invites you to join Jay Kaplan from Roaring Brook Nature Center on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:30 am for his annual bird walk at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Established in 1864, Cedar Hill is an American rural cemetery…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation & Bushnell Park Foundation Present Jacob Weidenmann’s Hartford

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation and Bushnell Park Foundation present Jacob Weidenmann’s Hartford on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm. The free panel discussion, to be held at Hartford Public Library, highlights Weidenmann’s significant…

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Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Receives Connecticut Humanities Grant to Present Discover Jacob Weidenmann’s Hartford

Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation received a $1,500 grant from Connecticut Humanities to present Discover Jacob Weidenmann’s Hartford, a series of programs highlighting the landscape architect’s significant contribution to the city of Hartford.…

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