Exploring Groton History

The Moors School and Moors Family: Confronting a Legacy of Slavery in Groton
September 19, 2021, 2:00 PM, meet at The General Field

The Moors family was prominent in Groton in the 18th and early 19th centuries, and lent their name to one of the town’s district schoolhouses, which sat on land now stewarded by the Groton Conservation Trust. However, two generations of the family enslaved humans. As the country grapples with racism, it is important to acknowledge and discuss local threads in the national history of racism and enslavement. Led by local historian Joshua Vollmar, this program will travel from The General Field to the Moors House and Moors Schoolhouse Site as we seek to bring light to this forgotten piece of Groton history. This is a walking tour, please dress appropriately. This event is free, but registration is required. Please register here.