The Witness Stones Project, a nonprofit educational initiative whose mission is to restore the history and honor the humanity of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities, today announced a new partnership with the First Church of Christ, Congregational, and the Stanley-Whitman House, both in Farmington, Connecticut. The church and the museum will be using the Project’s research, curriculum, and landscape markers to help uncover, share, and memorialize the history of the enslaved individuals who lived in Farmington.
The First Church of Christ, also known as First Church 1652, is an historic church, whose mission is to serve and build a welcoming faith community shaped and enlightened by the love and teachings of Jesus, in covenant with each other; empowering and assisting one another to do justice and grow in the love of God, neighbor, and self.
The Stanley-Whitman House is a living history center and museum that teaches through the collection, preservation, research, and dynamic interpretation of the history and culture of early Farmington, Connecticut. Programs, events, classes, and exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in history by doing, acting, questioning, and engaging in colonial life and the ideas that formed the foundation of that culture.