Long Hill burying ground tour Oct. 28

Long Hill Burying Ground is the oldest cemetery in Shelton. Tucked away on lower Long Hill Avenue near the intersection of Constitution Blvd. adjacent to Route 8, it will be the location of a program, If These Stones Could Talk, jointly presented by the Shelton Historical Society and the Long Hill Burying Ground Association on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. A $5 admission for adults will benefit both organizations while students are welcome at no cost. Presenter Marty Coughlin has done an extensive amount of research so that attendees may better understand the background of those who once lived in the region. A Revolutionary War private from a family with divided loyalties, an ambassador to Belgium, and members of Shelton’s founding families are a few of the individuals whose lives will be discussed. Find out why early settler Daniel Shelton was thrown in jail. Because this is a walking tour through the cemetery, appropriate clothing for weather conditions and sturdy shoes are recommended. Parking along the street is limited. In the case of rain, the event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.

For additional information, call (203) 925-1803, see Shelton History Center’s Facebook page where there will be a notice in case of rain, or visit www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org.

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