Through research, education, and civic engagement, the Witness Stones Project seeks to restore the history and to honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
Join Us in Bearing Witness
Witness the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
Juneteenth – You are invited!
Sunday, June 24th from 4pm – 7pm
Juneteenth commemorates the June 19,1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.
Please join us for an afternoon of celebration, music and remembrance at The Hyland House Museum.
(84 Boston Street, Guilford, CT 06437)
Learning Activity Overview
Just as Norwich has its Boston Trowtrow, Hartford has its Cuff, and Madison has its Pompey, Guilford has Moses, an enslaved person who is remembered, if incompletely, in our local histories. But how many more enslaved people contributed to Connecticut in the Colonial and Early American periods. Who were they? Where did they live? Did they die enslaved? …
What are witness stones?
“Only by coming to terms with history can we free ourselves to create a more just world.” – Drew Gilpin FaustHarvard’s twenty-eighth president…
Witness Stones – Become a Member
Please become a member of the The Witness Stones Project. Your contributions will provide continued financial support for our efforts to restore the history and humanity of enslaved people while educating our youth in issues of justice, equality, and inclusion.