CGN is not dead – side tracked yes … but please let’s not give up.

My apologies for being on hiatus for the last year – I’ve been sidetracked with many other responsibilities.  One being that our usual place where our symposium is held is no longer available as the senior center will be moving.

The office space in East Hartford has now all been removed to other places. We need to have some tours and meetings and get things back on track. New Web site is still growing and changing. We are still looking for a few people to help with newsletter publishing and organizing meetings. If you’re interested please to email Ruthie at

Hartford area – June cemetery tours:

June 2nd raindate for the May 19th tour at:
Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford

Take a Tour Back in History! Visit Hartford’s oldest historic site – The Ancient Burying Ground! First Spring tour this Sat May 19th
Now 11 am June 2nd! ‘
The Stonecarver’s Art with expert Ruth Shapleigh Brown – free to public 11AM – meet at downtown Hartford, Main St. gates –
Parking is free on weekends more info: 860-280-4145
If there is enough interest from CGN members we can do a separate walk at 3pm if that works for more of you.
Email Ruthie at if interested.

CT Trails Day June 3

June 3rd at Center Cemetery 944 Main St, East Hartford.

CT trails Day. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s 2018 Trails Day weekend and the Historical Society of East Hartford will host an educational walk on Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The tour will leave from the Elm Street parking lot near the back entrance to Center Cemetery. You can view various stones carvers and hear some stories about past characters of local history from Revolutionary times to Victorian years. After touring the Cemetery, we will walk the Hockanum River Linear Park Trail to the bridge at the back of Martin Park. Ruth Shapleigh-Brown and Craig Johnson President of the HSEH will be the co leaders of this walk. More info contact Ruthie at

AGS Conference June 19

AGS Conference will be in DANBURY this June 19th – 24th
Registration is OPEN and filling up fast.
Have you registered for the AGS Conference YET?
We’ve got a ready full and interesting schedule or classes,
Conservation & Photography workshops, bus tours and evening lectures.
For details and registration Go to

For those of you who have never been to an AGS conference before please check out our schedule and come visit us at least for a session or two.  You needn’t sign up for the entire 5 days.