Midsummer Celebration—a preview of Oct. 6 Civil War Encampment

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 poses in the Butterfly & Bee Garden

A preview of Oct. 6 Civil War Encampment at QRWA’s Midsummer Celebration.

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.


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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