The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) held its 2nd Annual Midsummer Celebration on July 22 at its Meriden headquarters on Oregon Road.
The Midsummer Celebration invited everyone to enjoy the outdoors—a Butterfly & Bee Garden, a hike in the woods or paddling on Hanover Pond—so much natural beauty in our own backyard and throughout the Quinnipiac River Watershed area.
Marge Bucholz of the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (SCVHA) stopped by in her 1860’s era day dress that one wears when going out to visit. Even at 85 degrees the long dress was comfortable; hoops prevent skirts from clinging.
Midsummer Celebration music was performed by the Central Connecticut Civic Youth Orchestra, a project of the Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc. (MAT).
QRWA and MAT will team up again, joining SCVHA and the Meriden Historical Society to present a living history Civil War Encampment at Dossin Beach Park. The events are sponsored by the Meriden Foundation and include a Civil War Remembrance Concert on Friday, Oct. 5 and the Encampment on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Join Marge and the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery as they share what life was like during the Civil War. A full day of entertainment, education and fun for all ages is planned. Free admission. Free parking. Free shuttle to site. Food and beverages available for purchase.