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Heritage Weekend/History Day for Families May 28th, 2016 Wethersfield Historical Society will take part in the celebration of Wethersfield’s rich history and culture as part of the Town of Wethersfield’s Heritage Weekend, a collaborative event celebrating Memorial Day with the Town of Wethersfield, Wethersfield Historical Society, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre. Saturday May 28 will begin with the Town of Wethersfield’s annual Memorial Day parade through Old Wethersfield, which begins at Cove Park and wends its way down Garden, Church and Main Streets, past the reviewing stand on the historic Broad Street Green, ending at the War Memorial in the Village Cemetery. The parade will pass Wethersfield Historical Society’s Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street where beginning at 9 am, reenactors from the Second Continental Light Dragoons, Sheldon’s Horse will present the history of the nation’s first cavalry unit, raised in Wethersfield in 1776 with horsemanship drills, information about the dragoons’ spying activities during the Revolutionary War and the important role of women in support of the mounted units. Doughty’s Artillery and the United Train of Artillery will be on hand with artillery drills and cannon firing. The Crew of the Raven will discuss marine navigation, privateering and Wethersfield’s important but little-known maritime history. At 12:00, in front of the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, the dedication of the Town’s new Wethersfield Heritage Walk informational markers will take place. The Old Wethersfield Shopkeepers Association will be donating a percentage of Saturday’s sales to the Rocky Hill Veterans Home and Hospital Holiday Fund. So make your plans to be in Old Wethersfield on Memorial Day weekend for great fun and living history!!!
Walking Tours and Burying Tours in Old Wethersfield For walking tours around Old Wethersfield, please meet in front of Keeney Center 200 Main Street in Old Wethersfield. For Burying Ground Tours, please meet at the Red Barn in the parking lot of First Church 250 Main Street in Old Wethersfield $5 for nonmembers and free for members. Check the calendar for dates and times.