Sleepover at the New London County Historical Society Shaw Mansion
(7:30 pm – 7:30 am)
Join Joseph McGill as well as staff from the Hempsted Houses and the Shaw Mansion as we continue the conversation about the truthful narrative of American history and the legacies of slavery. The Shaw Mansion was built in 1756 for captain Nathaniel Shaw and was home to ten enslaved people. On his deathbed, Nathaniel Shaw Jr. emancipated all ten enslaved people in 1781. During the conversation, participants will learn about the lives of Caesar Shaw, Celia Shaw, James Tilley, and Prince who were four of the ten enslaved people on the property.
Registration is required and space is extremely limited.