Civil War Remembrance Concert—TONIGHT
Friday, October 5th 2012, 7–8:30 p.m.
Join us at the beautiful, new Lincoln Middle School Theater, 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden CT. Tickets are $5 at the door. Park free in the school lot.
The Civil War, between the Northern and Southern states, is an important part of our culture, our history and the American soul. This concert and the events tomorrow take a moment to reflect and educate on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, 1861-1865, one of America’s most turbulent times.
Most of tonight’s music is from the Civil War era and created by Americans to show the struggles and sacrifices in the daily lives of men, women and children. Some music is patriotic, some bold and some sad—all feelings found in our lives today, but keenly felt during wartime, right here, in Meriden, Connecticut.
The Remembrance Concert is brought to you by the Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc.
and these Civil War Encampment collaborative non-profit groups:
Second Connecticut Volunteers Heavy Artillery
Meriden Historical Society
Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
Financial support from the Meriden Foundation
Civil War Encampment—Tomorrow, Saturday, October 6
8 to 8:45 a.m.
Commemoration Ceremony at Civil War Gravesites
Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden CT
817 Old Colony Road, Meriden, CT 06450
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Civil War Encampment
Dossin Beach at Hanover Pond
Parking at Lincoln and Platt schools with shuttle to site.
Located near the original site of Civil War training Camp Tyler on the Quinnipiac River, members of the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery will set up camp as they portray life in the Union Army. A full program of events is scheduled (details on this site). Admission is free. Food and beverages available for purchase.