Colonial life at the Homestead

Coventry - posted Jul, 22 2013

COVENTRY- Travel back in time for a weekend of Revolutionary fun at Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead with Colonial Life at the Homestead and a Musical Muster on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. During Colonial Life at the Homestead, on Saturday from noon to 4 pm, participants will learn about the life of a Revolutionary War soldier. The afternoon will include hands on activities and demonstrations including spinning, weaving, candle dipping, open hearth cooking and kid's activities. Admission is $5 for adults, children are admitted free. Return to the Homestead on Sunday at noon, as the Nathan Hale Fife Ancient Fife and Drum Corps host the Musical Muster with over a dozen Fife and Drum Corps from Southern New England and a parade featuring an assortment of fifes and wooden rope tension snare and bass drums. During the Revolutionary War, it became customary for each company of 100 or so men to be assigned two fifers and two drummers to sound signals, hours and alarms, as well as play popular music on the march. Musical Muster is free; donations welcome. The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South Street in Coventry.

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