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Gather around the campfire for a community conversation on the grounds of the Hempsted Houses to commemorate historic and present-day struggles toward freedom and hear more about the work of Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project.


Registration appreciated, but walk-ups always welcome! 

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: The Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc, and Connecticut Explored, Inc.  

In partnership with: New London NAACP, OIC,  and the New London County Historical Society

This program takes place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

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