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Celebrate Easton With A Revolutionary War Re-enactment

Samuel Staples Elementary School will host a Revolutionary War re-enactment on Sept. 19 and 20.
Samuel Staples Elementary School will host a Revolutionary War re-enactment on Sept. 19 and 20. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Historical Society of Easton and Easton's Parks and Recreation Department are co-sponsoring a Revolutionary War re-enactment on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School.

The re-enactment will recreate the burning of the Morehouse Farm. On July 18, 1782, Lt. Ebenezer Morehouse was captured in Westport by a British raiding party, and after irritating his captors, they burned his farm.

Members of the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment will portray patriot forces and British military regiments and set up camp, perform drills and recreate the burning. With military drills and cavalry and surgical demonstrations, the re-enactors will show show visitors what life was like at camp and on the home front.

Admission for both days is $20 per adult and $15 per child, or $15 for adults and $10 for children for one day.

The re-enactment is a rain or shine event. Samuel Staples Elementary School is at 515 Morehouse Road in Easton.

For tickets, a full schedule of events and more information, visit: http://historicalsocietyofeastonct.org .

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