Memorial Hike at John Brown Birthplace - Torrington Historical Society

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

Memorial Hike at John Brown Birthplace

Sunday, December 6th, 4 - 5 p.m.

John Brown Road, Torrington CT

Sponsored by the Torrington Historical Society & the YMCA/Torrington Trails Network

Please join us on December 6th at the John Brown Birthplace for a 2/3 mile twilight walk in the woods as we commemorate the anniversary of John Brown's execution and honor all those who have sacrificed for the cause of civil rights and racial equality in America. The hike will follow a two-thirds mile loop trail created by the Torrington Trails Network on property owned by the Torrington Historical Society. The hike will be preceded by some brief comments about John Brown. 'John Brownies' from Torrington’s Café 38 will be served following the hike.

The John Brown Birthplace Trail is on generally flat and wooded terrain with some wet areas.  Dress for the cool weather with proper walking shoes and bring a flashlight, lantern or headlamp since it will be getting dark toward the end of the hike. Parking is available along John Brown Road.

John Brown, Torrington native and abolitionist, was born on May 9, 1800.

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