5th CONNECTICUT REGIMENT REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT AND LIVING HISTORY DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 11AM – 4 PM (RAIN DATE: OCTOBER 18th)
BRADLEY-HUBBELL HOMESTEAD, 535 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE
CO-SPONSORED BY EASTON PARKS AND RECREATION
The 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment will be encamped on the grounds of the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead on Saturday, October 11th for an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Come see, smell, hear, and touch history in a truly unique way.
Children and adults can drill with the regimental soldiers and watch as they fire their weapons. Practice loading and drilling with a Revolutionary War cannon. Learn about life at camp and on the home front from soldiers, surgeons, cooks, spies, and other colonial reenactors. There will even be a surprise attack by British marines!
The 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment is made up of local individuals that enjoy learning and teaching about the history of America. Members include men, women, and children from the surrounding areas that are dedicated to the creation of a living history experience for their community. By including women and children in the regiment, a broader representation of colonial life beyond the military is brought to each event.
This family friendly event will surely be fun for children and adults of all ages. We look forward to sharing this aspect of local history with you and hope you enjoy the hands-on approach to learning about the past. The cost for the event will be $5 per person, $20 per family, HSE members will receive half-price, and children under 5 will be admitted for free. For more information on the 5th Connecticut, please visit their website: www.5cr.org.