CT in the American Revolution: 240th Anniversary of the Raid on Danbury

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Danbury Library
Danbury Museum

Event Details

NOTE: The program is being held at the Danbury Museum, 43 Main Street. Despite being one of the smaller states, Connecticut played an extraordinarily large role in the American War for Independence. Connecticut government, people, industry and inventiveness helped pave the way to a remarkable victory against the superpower of the 18th Century. But it was not without cost, as Connecticut was repeatedly invaded by British forces during the war. This presentation reviews the importance of Connecticut and those whose actions proved significant during the eight years of conflict. So, grab your cocked hat and buckled shoes, your quill pen and paper for a visit to Connecticut’s Revolutionary past. About the Presenter: Eric Chandler has been involved in Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. He frequently lectures on historical topics.
Event Type(s): Adults, Teen
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Eric Chandler
Brigid Guertin, Museum Ex. Director