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RESCHEDULED: Hugenots ou Acadiens ? La maison de Nathaniel Hempstead

  • Hempsted Historic Site

    11 Hempstead Street, New London, CT (map)

    41.353043 -72.101891

  • RESCHEDULED: due to low response rate, this has been rescheduled to next season.

    Visit the historic Nathaniel Hempstead House in New London with us.

    How is it relevant to our local French history?

    Check out the description of the house from Wikipedia:
    "The Nathaniel Hempstead House, also known as the Old Huguenot House, is a historic house on Hempstead Street in New London, Connecticut. It is a 1-1/2 story stone structure with a gambrel roof. Although the house was built in 1759 by Nathaniel Hempstead, the English grandson of Joshua Hempstead (whose 1678 home stands adjacent), its form and building material are unusual for southern New England in that period, leading to local lore attributing its construction to French Huguenot immigrants. It is possible that laborers who built the house were Acadians resettled to New London after the Expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in the 1750s. The house is owned by Connecticut Landmarks, along with the 1678 house, operating the pair as the Hempstead Houses museum."

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    To learn more about the house or to visit on your own, check out

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  • Rosanna M. L.

    I am sorry that I will not be able to attend. It should be a good tour. I will be cat-sitting in Arlington, MA. Merci. Bonne journée.

    July 22

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    Being of French Canadian heritage, this meetup group helps to keep me connected.

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