Street Address
1 South Canterbury Road
Canterbury, CT 06331
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 58
Canterbury, CT 06331
Hours
Until spring 2011, museum open weekdays by appointment only. Please call 860-546-7800 to schedule an appointment.
Admissions
$6 adults; seniors, college students with ID, youth (6-17) $4; 5 & under free
Staff
Kazimiera Kozlowski, Curator
phone: 860-546-7800
Karin Peterson, Museum Director
phone: 860-256-2760

Description

National Historic Landmark and State Archaeological Preserve 1st academy for African-American women, 1833-4 Home/school of Connecticut's State Heroine. The museum includes period rooms, changing exhibits, a small research library (available by appointment for in-house study) and a gift shop. The museum's first floor is fully accessible.

History

The state of Connecticut purchased the property in 1969 with the intent of opening a public museum. This happened in May of 1984. Since then the Museum has become a National Historic Landmark, and Prudence Crandall has been designated as the state's official State Female Hero.

Artifacts Collections

Collection of early 19th century furniture, paintings and decorative art.

Research Collections

Small research library open by appointment only, which includes either originals or duplicates of materials relating to Prudence Crandall, her academy, local history.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes