Donate to provide a marker for Peter Hutchinson & Family at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord MA
The Drinking Gourd Project is a newly formed Concord-based Non Profit organization focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African and Abolitionist history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Our mission is to shine a light on this history and make it even more accessible to residents and visitors in a way that will add a new layer to our understanding of our past and a deeper appreciation for the complexity of Concord and its role in creating a diverse America.
In 1881, Peter Hutchinson, last member of the extended Robbins family to live in the house, was one of the first African-American resident of Concord to vote. He lies in an unmarked grave in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
One of The Drinking Gourd Project’s goals is to provide engraved headstones for the unmarked graves of African Americans and Abolitionists such as Peter Hutchinson.