Saturday, May 30th, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will present a guided walk of the historic Cedar Hill Cemetery on Saturday, May 30, 10 am to 11:30 am. The walk will explore infectious diseases in Connecticut from 1850-1918. Advance registration is required. Evelyn Bollert, Program Volunteer with the Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation, will lead the walk.
Cholera infantum, the bloody flux, ague, putrid fever, filth disease, consumption – and the treatments sometimes sounded just as scary. Join Mary Falvey, Program Volunteer for the Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation, who will lead a walking tour that explores the fearsome infectious diseases that afflicted Cedar Hill families as germ theory slowly supplanted the miasmas theory of disease.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cedar Hill Cemetery is a premiere example of the American rural cemetery and is enhanced by its historic landscape, sculptured monuments, natural resources, and notable residents.
The program fee is $15, $10 for Museum members/donors and advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For registration information, visit http://cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860-486-4460.
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.