April 28 :: Take Note! Concert

Where: Canterbury Town Hall Community Room
When: 3 PM

Join Friends for an afternoon of a cappella music, featuring Take Note!, a non-profit choral group that supports other non-profit organizations, like Friends’. Kick off our 2013 Programs and Events with this benefit concert and fundraising event.


May 4 :: Annual Meeting

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 10 AM

The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to hear an overview of Friends progress as an organization and to elect the 2013 – 2014 Board of Directors.


May 4 :: Jefferson Morley, Lecture

Where: First Congregational Church
When: 1:30 – 3 PM

Jefferson Morley is author of Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835.


May 18 :: Peter P. Hinks, Lecture

Where: First Congregational Church
When: 1:30 – 3 PM

Peter P. Hinks lectures in American History at Yale University and is author of To Awaken My Afflicted Brethern: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance.


June 8 :: Attorney Wesley H. Horton, Lecture

Where: First Congregational Church
When: 1:30 – 3 PM

Attorney Horton discusses the 1996 win in Sheff v. O’Neill that established education as a fundamental right and stated that de facto segregation in schools violated that right.

July 27 :: Music at Twilight

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum Lawn
When: Saturday 6 – 8 PM
Admission: FREE
Rain Venue: Canterbury Community Center

Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket and basket and join the Friends on the Museum lawn for a rousing concert by the 102nd Army National Guard Band.

Donations will be accepted to help Friends of the Museum purchase software for computers donated for use by the Junior Docents.
Admission to the Museum is FREE during the concert. Refreshments will be sold.


August 4 :: Children’s Program :: Write With a Quill Pen

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: Sunday 1 – 3 PM
Cost: $ 7 includes admission and supplies

NOTE: Pre- registration strongly recommended!

Introduce youngsters age 6 and up to the 19th century version of texting! Workshop is sponsored by the Museum and facilitated by Museum Guide Lisa Joseph. Call 860-546-7800 to register or get directions.


August 31 :: Prudence Crandall Day

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM
Admission: FREE

The Museum celebrates Prudence Crandall’s 210th birthday anniversary and the beginning of CT’s Freedom Trail Month at the 27th Prudence Crandall Day. There will be period games – Graces and Hoops, music, crafts, and craft demonstrations.


August 31 :: Prudence Crandall Day: “The Life and Times of William Webb: An African American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut”

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum Barn
When: Saturday, promptly at 12:30 PM
Admission: FREE – Limited Seating!

Kevin Johnson (CT State Library Research History & Genealogy Unit) takes on the role of William Webb in the John Carter House Barn “theater”, right next door to the museum.


September 14 :: Old Home Day

Where: Canterbury Green
When: Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Admission: FREE

Canterbury Historical Society is once again sponsoring Old Home Day on the Front Lawn of the Congregational Church, across Route 169 from the Museum. Friends will be running children’s games on the Museum.


Oct 11 through 13 :: Pop Up Art Gallery and Reception

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum’s John Carter House, next door to Museum
Admission: FREE

Opening Reception Friday, Oct 11 from 5 – 7 PM

Gallery Viewing Saturday, Oct 12 from 10 AM – 3:30 PM

Walk through this lovely 18th century building and marvel at the 21st century art on its walls in cooperation with WindhamArts. The event is sponsored by the Museum and open to the public.


October 13 :: Walktober at the Museum :: “Stories in Stone”

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: Sunday 2 – 3:30 PM

Sponsored by the Museum. the event is open to the public with Museum Admission. Join us as we participate in the region’s Walktober events and celebrate October as Archaeology Month. Dan Forrest, Archaeologist from the CT State Historic and preservation Office will give an illustrated discussion of the stone landscapes.


Nov 3 (Sunday) :: Tea with Prudence and Sarah and “Dear Prudence” a one-woman, one-act play

Pre-registration required– $30 Admission

Tea seatings: 12:30 and 3:30pm at the museum’s John Carter House (5 South Canterbury Rd, Canterbury).

Performance: 2pm for both tea seatings at the First Congregational Church of Canterbury.

We proudly present: “Dear Prudence”, a compelling one-act play written by award winning playwright Cindy Wolfe Boynton, and performed by Connecticut actor Brenda L. Jacobson. The play reimagines the later years of Prudence Crandall’s courageous life.The play makes its world debut in New York City in October, 2013 at the off-Broadway United Solo Theatre Festival.