June 2022 Events

Living History: Elizabeth Keckly-Freedom Tailored By Hand

Thursday, June 2 / 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. / Webb Barn

Freeregistration required


As an enslaved woman, Elizabeth Keckly had two dreams—she yearned for her freedom and to someday work for the ladies of the White House.  After achieving her freedom, the road to the White House is filled with uncertainty and drama as the story unfolds in this nation’s capital. Presented by Hidden Women Stage Company, this ensemble cast will be directed by Tammy Denease. As writer, director and producer, Tammy Denease brings to life historical women who are “hidden” in History.  Sponsored by the United Free Center Artists of Color Grant.

Performance starts at 6:30 pm in the Webb Barn and will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception.


Exhibition Lecture: The Story Beneath Our Feet: Pyquag and Weathersfield

Wednesday, June 8 / 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. / Holcombe Education Center

Freeregistration required


Join us for a free reception and lecture with Ross Harper from AHS Cultural Resource Management that takes you behind the scenes of our exciting archaeology exhibition, The Story Beneath Our Feet: Pyquag and Weathersfield


Juneteenth Lecture: Enslave for Life: Reexamining Connecticut’s Prince Mortimer

Sunday, June 19 / 4:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. / Holcombe Education Center

Free: registration required


John brings to light the largely untold story of Prince Mortimer while also evaluating the ripple effects of a past time. In this riveting lecture, John traces his personal path in discovering his ties to slavery, what it revealed about himself, and the challenges he would eventually face in attempting to find the burial locations of his ancestors – marrying his own experiences and revelations to that of Connecticut’s Prince Mortimer. Lecture preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 4:00 p.m.


Join us in the Barn on Friday, June 24, for Locomotion! Bring your lawn chairs and make a night of it!

Locomotion has been a regional crowd favorite since June 1987. Over its 35-year history, the band has enjoyed success as one of southern New England’s premier private event, wedding, club, and dance party bands. Featuring two lead singers and a full horn section, Locomotion’s sound is distinctly diverse, with hot dance and party tunes from the 60’s right up to today. Locomotion covers hits from a huge array of artists and easily covers a variety of musical styles: rock, pop, R&B, Motown, disco, swing, jazz, and funk.

$10 donation payable at the door.

Special guest vendors: Two Pour Guys Bartending (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Main Street Creamery Ice Cream Truck (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.).