Historic weekend

East Granby - posted Sep, 04 2013

EAST GRANBY - Town of East Granby Economic Development Commission invites the public to be part of A Historic Weekend in East Granby on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, when East Granby will become home to Revolutionary War period militia, other living history groups, period exhibits and performances and a variety of all-ages activities. Major participants include: Old Lebanon Towne Militia, originally organized in 1775 to fight against British tyranny; The Marquis of Granby Ancient Fyfe & Drum Corps, a recreation of a Revolutionary War unit; and Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club, which preserves the old tradition of passing fiddle tunes from one generation to the next not by written music but by ear. Other living history groups will also be joining in the event, plus vintage astronomy and stargazing, period artisan exhibits, the East Granby Historical Society barn and 1847 Concord stagecoach, local farmers, face painting, food, music, and representation from various area organizations. Activities will take place at East Granby Farms, 79 North Main St., East Granby. Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with special evening activities planned; Sunday hours are from 10 a.m to 4 a.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit the Historical East Granby website at www.historicaleastgranby.com or email historicaleastgranby@gmail.com.


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