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Torrington celebrates John Brown’s legacy

Kevin Johnson, portrayed William Webb, a Civil War soldier from Hartford, during John Brown’s 217th birthday celebration held at the Torrington Historical Society on Tuesday, May 9. Photo by Erica Taylor

TORRINGTON — To commemorate what would have been Torrington native John Brown’s 217th birthday, the Torrington Historical Society held a celebration of his life on Tuesday, May 9.

The event was held at the Carriage House Gallery, which is located in the society’s building at 192 Main St.

During the event, a proclamation was read by Mayor Elinor C. Carbone, and there were performances by the Rev. Sowatei Lomotey, pastor of the AME Zion Church, along with Kevin Johnson, who portrayed William Webb, a Civil War soldier from Hartford. 

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