Smallpox Cemetery Guided Hike
March 29, 2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
$5 per person; free for MHS members and children under 12
Presenters Joel Helander, Guilford Town Historian, and Lyle Cubberly, French and Indian War historian, will take hikers into the eastern woodlands to learn about the epidemic of smallpox in New England in the eighteenth century and to discover the stories of some of our town heroes, who distinguished themselves during the French and Indian War. Join us on a hike to the historic pock lot, under the protection of the Madison Historical Society. The program ends with an exterior visit to the circa 1765 town pest house, now privately owned.
All hikers must check in at the I-95 Exit 59 Commuter Lot on Goose Lane to participate.
Please arrive by car before 9:00 am.
We depart, in individual participants' cars, promptly at 9:00 am.