Meriden Civil War Encampment on The Mayor’s Mic

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.

Meriden Civil War Encampment appears on Mayor's Mic

From left to right: Marge Bucholz of SCVHA and JoAnne Grabinski of QRWA meet Meriden Mayor Michael Rohde to tape Mayor’s Mic for Public Access cable television. Photo by Kathryn Orzech

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

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.

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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