Civil War Remembrance Concert Tonight

Civil War Remembrance Concert—TONIGHT
Friday, October 5th 2012, 7–8:30 p.m.

Join us at the beautiful, new Lincoln Middle School Theater, 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden CT. Tickets are $5 at the door. Park free in the school lot.

Connecticut Commemorates the Civil War, 1861–2011The Civil War, between the Northern and Southern states, is an important part of our culture, our history and the American soul. This concert and the events tomorrow take a moment to reflect and educate on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, 1861-1865, one of America’s most turbulent times.

Most of tonight’s music is from the Civil War era and created by Americans to show the struggles and sacrifices in the daily lives of men, women and children. Some music is patriotic, some bold and some sad—all feelings found in our lives today, but keenly felt during wartime, right here, in Meriden, Connecticut.

The Remembrance Concert is brought to you by the Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc.
and these Civil War Encampment collaborative non-profit groups:
Second Connecticut Volunteers Heavy Artillery
Meriden Historical Society
Quinnipiac River Watershed Association
Financial support from the Meriden Foundation

Civil War Encampment—Tomorrow, Saturday, October 6

8 to 8:45  a.m.
Commemoration Ceremony at Civil War Gravesites
Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden CT
817 Old Colony Road, Meriden, CT 06450

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Civil War Encampment
Dossin Beach at Hanover Pond
Parking at Lincoln and Platt schools with shuttle to site.

Located near the original site of Civil War training Camp Tyler on the Quinnipiac River, members of the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery will set up camp as they portray life in the Union Army. A full program of events is scheduled (details on this site). Admission is free. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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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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