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Fortune's Story - Fortune was an African American man enslaved in a Connecticut farming community in the 18th century. This is the story of his life, the world he lived in, and what happened to his skeleton after he died. Choose from the menu above to explore Fortune's story and the world in which he lived.
Lesson plans, reading lists and hands-on activities developed during the Mattatuck Museum Teachers’ Institute in the summer of 2004. Read More
A permanent exhibit which opened in March 2003. The kiosk includes short videos of Fortune’s skeleton being examined by anthropologists.
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An interactive map of Fortune's Waterbury, with a walking tour of downtown Waterbury.
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