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Welles-Shipman-Ward House - Militia Day

  • Welles-Shipman-Ward House 972 Main Street South Glastonbury, CT, 06073 United States (map)

I will be demonstrating spinning with the Ye Olde Lebanon Towne Militia.

 Sunday, June 2, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Militia Day

Welles- Shipman-Ward House

972 Main Street South Glastonbury

It is the spring of 1779 and Danbury has already been burned. A series of raids have been planned along the Connecticut coast by the English forces. British spy John Andre has put ashore on the banks of the Connecticut River to explore the shipyards of Middletown and Glastonbury for future raids. Witness the excitement when this famous spymaster and his trusted steed Huckleberry encounters the Lebanon Militia defending the shipworks in town!

The militia will be busy at work in the encampment from 1:00 to 4:00 with the main skirmish scheduled to take place at 2:00

Walk through Ye Olde Lebanon Militia’s encampment to speak with soldiers and see them drilling and firing their artillery. Visit the doctor who will discuss medical tools and techniques used on the battlefield. The wives of the militia will be present, working on their spinning and weaving with their own stories to tell about camp life.

Admission: $5.00 per person. Children under 10 are free.

Earlier Event: June 1
Nutmeg Spinners' Guild
Later Event: June 8
Gaspee Days