Meriden Civil War Encampment to get air time on The Mayor’s Mic.
Civil War Encampment planning committee members Marge Bucholz of the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (SCVHA), and JoAnne Grabinski of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA), talk with Meriden Mayor Michael Rohde. Marge arrived at the City Hall studio in her handmade 1860’s era day dress that one wears when going out to visit. The Mayor interviewed Marge and JoAnne about three events honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Meriden’s contribution to the war effort. The interview will soon appear on the Mayor’s bi-monthly television program, The Mayor’s Mic.
Civil War Remembrance Concert, Friday, Oct. 5 — kicks off two days of events. The Civil War Remembrance Concert features music works and choral representing cultural aspects of the period, presented by Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School Theater, 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden CT.
Commemoration Ceremony at Civil War Gravesites, Saturday, Oct. 6 — Invocation by Rev. Chris Caton, Memorial Address of Gratitude, laying of flowers, and bagpipe and snare drum salute. 8 to 8:45 a.m. Walnut Grove Cemetery, 817 Old Colony Road, Meriden CT.
Meriden Civil War Encampment, Saturday, Oct. 6 — An authentic living history Civil War Encampment will be set up by SCVHA members who will act in roles of militia and others associated with camp life. A full day guest speakers, theater and music performances is planned, with fun and entertainment for all ages. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Park at Lincoln Middle or Platt High schools for shuttle to encampment site. See other pages on this site for detailed information and complete program schedule. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dossin Beach Park near the original location of Civil War training Camp Tyler.
The Mayor’s Mic can be seen on Cox Public Access Channel 14 and ATT U-Verse Public Access Channel 99 (scroll to Meriden Community Television). Mayor Rohde interviews key city personnel and representatives of local non-profit organizations to address topics of interest to all citizens. Shows are aired 7 days a week at 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm, 11pm and 3am. You’ll find a complete program line-up on The Mayor’s Mic web page at CityOfMeriden.org.
Financial support for these community events commemorating the American Civil War provided by the Meriden Foundation.
2d Conn. Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Quinnipiac River Watershed Association, Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc., Meriden Historical Society.