Meriden Civil War Encampment. Welcome!

Several area non-profit groups are working to produce Meriden’s Civil War Encampment, a Living History event to honor the 150th anniversary and recognize Meriden’s contribution to the 
war effort by focusing on social, economic and cultural practices during our country’s 
most turbulent time. We plan to have a spirited day filled with varied activities for all ages.

Stacked Arms at a previous encampment

Stacked Arms at a previous encampment. Photo courtesy of 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery.

Save the Day!
Civil War Encampment
Saturday, October 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dossin Beach Park
at Hanover Pond
Meriden, Connecticut

Welcome to our new blog. Over the coming months, this is where you’ll find the most current news about Encampment day; web pages outlining program schedules, travel directions and parking, and much more.

Financial support for this community event provided by the Meriden Foundation.
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:
Quinnipiac River Watershed Association, Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc., Meriden Historical Society and the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery.

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About meridencivilwar

Meriden Civil War Encampment Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dossin Beach Park at Hanover Pond Meriden, Connecticut An historical event to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and to recognize Meriden's contributions. The Encampment will be located near the original site of Camp Tyler, a training camp for the First Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry and the First Battery Connecticut Volunteer Light Artillery; the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery volunteers will act in the roles of militia and the ancillary but indispensable players associated with the camp, such as washerwomen, cooks and blacksmiths. The event is a collaborative effort of the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Meriden Historical Society, Meriden Arts Trust and Quinnipiac River Watershed Association and is made possible through a generous grant from the Meriden Foundation. A Civil War Remembrance Concert will be held at Lincoln Middle School Theater on Friday October 5 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We plan to have a spirited day filled with varied activities for all ages—and hope you'll join us.
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