Revoluntionary War encampment

East Granby - posted Sep, 25 2013

EAST GRANBY - Five major participants have been announced for the Revolutionary War Encampment scheduled for the first weekend in October in East Granby. Ye Olde Lebanon Towne Militia will recreate a militia campsite, featuring military drills, musket practice, and cannon fire, as well as cooking and demonstration of traditional roles of women and children who accompanied the men at camp. The Marquis of Granby Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps (performing Saturday) will recreate the spirit of the many brave and patriotic boys who contributed to their country's fight for freedom. History Without Walls (History WOW) for Time Travel Adventures was formed by Old New Gate Prison & Copper Mine, Inc. more than twenty years ago will focus on educating youth of all ages about the colonial period of New England history. Connecticut Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club (performing Sunday) consists of fiddlers and other musicians aged 12 to 92 who play the kind of music that gets hands clapping and feet stomping. The Great Quinnehtukqut Company of Artificers & Traders will be at the Encampment on Saturday demonstrating leatherwork, weaving, quilting, stenciling and calligraphy, and woodsman/survival skills. In addition to these major participants, there will be other historic exhibits and demonstrations, fun children's activities, vintage stargazing and astronomy, food, music, and participation by several area community groups. An Historic Weekend in East Granby will take place at East Granby Farms, 79 North Main St. (Route 187), East Granby. The event is being organized by the town of East Granby Economic Development Commission. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with additional evening activities; Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit www.historicaleastgranby.com for more information, or email historicaleastgranby@gmail.com.


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