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Revolutionary War Re-Enactment Event Taking Place In Easton

Revolutionary War re-enactment event is set for Sept 19 & 20 in Easton.
Revolutionary War re-enactment event is set for Sept 19 & 20 in Easton. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTON, Conn. -- The Historical Society of Easton and Easton’s Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring a two day re-enactment event on Sept. 19 and 20.

More than 125 re-enactors from the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment will encamp on the fields of Samuel Staples Elementary School.

Members of the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment portraying Patriot and British Military Regiments will set up camp, perform drills, skirmish and recreate the burning of Morehouse Farm.

The event will be Saturday Sept. 19 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., and Sunday September 20 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 515 Morehouse Rd., Easton.

Children can drill with the regimental soldiers and watch as they fire their weapons.

Attendees can see exhibits of uniforms, clothing and fashions of the day.

They can take a candlelit tour of the camp site and watch a cannon pyrotechnic demonstration.

Through interaction with the re-enactors, attendees can learn about life at camp and on the home front from soldiers, surgeons, cooks, spies, and other colonial re-enactors.

The event will run rain or shine. Food vendors will be on-site.

For both days, cost for the event is $20 per adult and $15 per child. Children under 8 will be admitted for free.

Cost for one day is $15 per adult, $10 per child.

There will be a $5 parking fee.

A discount is available on tickets purchased prior to Sept. 5. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1996120.

To learn more about the 5th Connecticut, visit www.5cr.org .

A complete schedule of events can be found at historicalsocietyofeastonct.org .

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