Connecticut in the American Revolution talk

Vernon - posted Feb, 03 2014

VERNON - On Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m., Bev York, site administrator at Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, will present, Connecticut in the American Revolution, at the Vernon Historical Society, 734 Hartford Tpke., Vernon. York will speak about some well-known and not so well-known Connecticut patriots who made significant contributions to the fight for American Independence. Her discussion will include historic state notables such as Samuel Huntington, Colonel Knowlton, Joseph Plumb Martin and 16-year-old Sybil Ludington, Connecticut’s Paul Revere, who braved a 40 mile ride at night. York will speak about how Connecticut came to be known as the Provision State, because so many residents planned and executed strategies for supplying the troops involved in the brave effort to become an independent nation. The Vernon Historical Society invites everyone to come and hear and remember the great sacrifices of those who gave their lives and their fortunes so that we may live in freedom. The Vernon Historical Society will conduct a very brief business meeting before the program which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The snow date will be March 9. For more information, please call the Society at 860-875-4326.

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