October 29, 2013
CT DEEP and Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Memorial State Park Announce Family Day
Join Revolutionary War re-enactors at Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – a one day event to celebrate the 235th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War camps in Redding.
The event is sponsored by the Friends and Neighbors of Putnam Park (FANS) and organized by the Brigade of the American Revolution (BAR). The Brigade of the American Revolution is a non-profit living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. Members represent elements of all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men, women, and children.
Re-enactors will provide fun for the whole family as they recreate army life during the War. Come for artillery and drill demonstrations, battlefield skirmish, colonial craftsmen, kids drill instruction, army camp life talks, and Soldiers of Putnam Park Program. Hands-on activities will take place all day. A suggested donation of $3 per person is requested to support educational programming at the park.
The family day is part of the year-long Connecticut State Parks Centennial celebration. The Israel Putnam Campground Commission purchased the land in 1888. It then donated the Park to the state in 1954.
Putnam Memorial State Park is located on the site of the Winter Encampment of General Israel Putnam's Continental troops from December 1778 - May 1779, the park is dedicated to the role they played in the Revolutionary War in helping secure America's independence.
The Park is located at the intersection of Route 107 and 58.
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For more information on the Brigade of the American Revolution visit: www.brigade.org