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Ponus: The Man &The Monument Presentation
October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
The New Canaan Museum and Historical Society presents Ponus: The Man & the Monument on Sunday, October 27 at 4 pm. Patricia Funt Oxman, who has given tours of local cemeteries in past years, focuses this year on the Ponus Monument, located on the corner of Davenport Ridge Road and Ponus Ridge. The monument is thought to be the tomb of Ponus, Sachem of the Toquam Tribe, and was unveiled in an elaborate ceremony in 1897. Ponus, a Chief, who lived in the 17th century, has been largely overlooked but shaped the history of this area.
A display of local arrow and spear heads will also be on view, on loan from New Canaan Country School. Local farmers in the Ponus Ridge area collected them many years ago. Mrs. Oxman’s presentation will be at The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, located at 13 Oenoke Ridge. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For details call 203 966 1776, or go to nchistory.org.