History comes alive in 14 days at Meriden Civil War Encampment.

Meriden Civil War Encampment—Coming Soon!

The banner is up, the concert programs are printed, the tee shirts are done too. The final details are falling into place as we are just two weeks away from the Meriden Civil War Encampment.

New banner marks the future site of Civil War Encampment, near the original location of Camp Tyler, a Civil War training camp in Meriden, Connecticut. Photo by: Civil War Encampment

This is going to be a great educational and entertaining event for the City of Meriden and beyond…

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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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