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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.

VENDORS WANTED: Civil War Encampment wants vendors

VENDORS WANTED:  The Meriden Civil War Encampment is seeking vendors for its Civil War Encampment event, Saturday, October 6, from 9 am to 3 pm at Dossin Beach Park at Hanover Pond, Oregon Road, Meriden CT. BE PART OF A … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Connecticut and the Civil War online at CCSU site

The planning committee of Meriden’s Civil War Encampment is happy to announce our event listing on Connecticut’s premiere Civil War website:  Central Connecticut State University (CCSU): Civil War where you can also learn about Connecticut’s and your town’s involvement in … Continue reading

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Meriden Civil War Encampment. Welcome!

Several area non-profit groups are working to produce Meriden’s Civil War Encampment, a Living History event to honor the 150th anniversary and recognize Meriden’s contribution to the 
war effort by focusing on social, economic and cultural practices during our country’s … Continue reading

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