Celebrate Easton “A Revolutionary War Weekend” Sept. 19-20, 2015

CELEBRATE EASTON

“A Revolutionary War Weekend”

September 19-20, 2015

 

The Burning of Morehouse Farm

 

On July 18, 1782  Lt. Ebenezer Morehouse along with five other men were taken prisoner by a British raiding party of approximately 60 men who landed at Compo Beach, Westport. The raiding party was bent on plunder and destruction.  Morehouse so irritated his

captors that the British marched to his farm and burned it.

 

On September 19 & 20 see four regiments of British and Patriot troops (totaling over 100 armed and uniformed men recreate of the burning of the Morehouse Farm.

 

Location & Parking: 515 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT

 

Schedule of Events

 

SATURDAY – 19th

10:00 Start of event – exhibits open

11:30 Drill Practice demonstration

12:00 Fife & Drum marching band (45 minutes)

Food concessions available for lunch and dinner

1:00 Drill practice for children

2:00 skirmish “The burning of Morehouse Farm”

3:30 Period Fashion Show

4:30 Surgical demonstration

    Food concessions available for lunch and dinner

7:00 Candlelight Camp Tour, music ( 6-8 pm?)

8:15 Cannon demonstration (pyro techniques)

9:00 End of events

 

SUNDAY – 20th

10:00 Outdoor church service

10:30 Exhibits open

11:00 Company Drills – American & British

11:30 Horse (cavalry) demonstration

Food concessions available for lunch

      1:00  Drill practice for children

2:15  Skirmish “The burning of Morehouse Farm”

3:30   End of events

 

Tickets will be soon available online with credit cards or PayPal. Please check back for more information.

Cash or Checks at the gate

ADULTS: $15 one day; $20 both days

CHILDREN (under 8 free ) $10 one day; $15 both days

                 Historical Society of Easton Members: Free parking & free second day