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Hike to the Venture Smith Homesite

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a hike out to the Venture Smith homesite located in the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, Sunday, September 19th. This walk will be led by Dr. Nancy Steenburg, and is a great opportunity if you were not able to join the first tour we held on June 19th, 2021. Venture Smith was enslaved in Stonington in the years before the American Revolution, and not only purchased his own freedom, but that of his wife and children. Come along and learn about his extraordinary life, and the hidden history of slavery in our town.

This event is limited to members only, and a limited number of spaces are available. To register please email Chelsea Mitchell at library@stoningtonhistory.org.

If you need to inquire about your membership status, please email Maddie Mott at mmott@stoningtonhistory.org or call 860-535-8445 ext. 11

Details: The walk is approximately 1.5 miles in total, and does traverse uneven ground. Bathrooms are not available. The hike will leave from the Stewart Road trail head, where a small parking lot is available. Carpooling is recommended. Please dress appropriately.



September 19
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Barn Island Wildlife Management Area
Stonington, Connecticut 06378


The Stonington Historical Society