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Our Militia Day includes a battle reenactment

Militia Day
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


All men between the ages of 16 and 65 are summoned to drill in preparation for attack! 
Ye Olde Lebanon Towne Militia Co. will be taking over the Welles-Shipman-Ward House property to drill on Sunday, June 3rd from 1pm to 4pm as the Historical Society of Glastonbury (HSG) presents Militia Day.
In addition to tours of the barns, sheds, our lovely Connecticut River Valley “mansion”, and a cooking demonstration in the grand fireplace, Ye Olde Lebanon Towne Militia Co. will drill in the yard in full costume. The “milish”, which every able-bodied man was required to join, will be equipped with muskets, cartridge boxes, hats, and canteens. Enjoy an afternoon watching musket-firing and artillery demonstrations as a skirmish unfolds before your eyes. The militia is anxious for new recruits to join in! Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. Feel free to ask questions of the brave men and visit with their wives as they work on their needlecraft inside and outside the house. Also, on hand will be a merchant from Big Bear Trading Company of Rhode Island. Here is your opportunity to view and/or purchase goods that would have been available to people living in coastal New England in the 18th century. This action-packed, and fun-filled afternoon kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3rd. Watch history come alive, and be part of it!
Admission is $5 per person. Parking for the event is available at South Church diagonally across from the Welles-Shipman-Ward House or at St. Augustine’s just around the corner on Hopewell Street (there is a wide path through the woods from St. Augustine’s to the Welles-Shipman-Ward House).

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