Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury celebrates its past
Published 09/01/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 09/01/2013 12:17 AM
PHOTOS BY Dana Jensen/The Day
Above right, Kevin Johnson, dressed as Pvt. William Webb, a soldier in the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment, talks with Ray Coombs Sr., vice president of the Friends of Prudence organization, and his wife Nancy Coombs, both dressed in 1833 period clothing, during the 27th annual Prudence Crandall Day at The Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury Saturday. Johnson had just finished giving a performance of "The Life and Times of William Webb," a Civil War soldier during the event. Coombs had a relative that served in the 25th Connecticut Infantry during the Civil War.
The Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury hosted the 27th annual Prudence Crandall Day celebration Saturday, honoring the woman whose 19th century school included the nation's first integrated classroom.