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The Prudence Crandall Museum, a National Historic Landmark and State Archaeological Preserve, located in the eastern portion of Connecticut at the junction of State routes 14 and 169.

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Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum’s purpose is to assist in the preservation and interpretation of the Prudence Crandall Museum, to encourage and promote visitation, and to enhance the public’s appreciation of this truly unique landmark. We work jointly with the State of Connecticut Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development.

Prudence Crandall was the elder daughter of Quaker parents from Rhode Island and one of four children.

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Prudence Crandall is Connecticut’s Official State Female Hero.

Prudence Crandall founded the 1st academy in New England for African-American women, 1833-1834.

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Prudence Crandall lived in Elk Falls, Kansas until her death in 1890. She is buried in the Elk Falls cemetery (green box in above map). This hand-colored lithograph map was published in 1887. Friends purchased a copy of this map and donated it to the Museum.

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