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On May 26th Wethersfield honors the nation’s fallen veterans with a day of events starting with a Memorial Day Parade down Main Street, which is followed by a memorial service at the Village Cemetery. Throughout the afternoon American Revolutionary War re-enactors host an encampment inviting guests to explore the way of life of a Revolutionary War soldier.
During the WDS Revolutionary War Encampment, visitors can interact closely with the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a dashing band of British redcoats. Children are invited to learn to march and perform drills with wooden “muskets.” The ever-popular Big Bear Trading Company will be present with reproduction 18 and 19th-century wares for soldiers and civilians alike.
Admission to the encampment is free; regular admission will be charged for optional tours of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
05/26/2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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