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“Untold part of history”

Prudence Crandall Musuem
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Owner description: Prudence Crandall opened this school for young ladies in 1831 but was forced to close it in 1834 after it changed to an academy for black girls.
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Untold part of history”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

In the center of Canterbury, Ct is a wonderful gem of history. May not be a proud part of American history but the struggles of African Americans and the courage the Prudence Crandall had to establish a school for African American girls was humbling. Take the time to stop and reflect on a history and the courage it took to drive change.

Visited June 2014
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Shelton, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So worth the trip!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I thought I knew the story of Prudence Crandall, but I was wrong. There was so much more to the story, her life and the lives of her students. Definitely watch the short film and take the full tour. Don't forget to see the upstairs exhibits. We are so glad that we came.

Visited June 2013
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Cumberland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Prudence Crandell”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a very well perserved building. It was the location of the first school for young girls that admitted African American young girls in beautiful Cantebury Connecticut. .Prudence Crandell is considered Connecticut's first female hero. This is located on a 24 mile Scenic drive Rt. 169.

Visited October 2012
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Coventry, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“History impressive”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Nicely restored old house with an inspiring back story. Courage of convictions!!

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Mystic, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A nice bit of History”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Very interesting. We would go back with firends who have never seen it.

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