Heritage weekend kicks off with Wethersfield’s Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony and is followed by Revolutionary War re-enactors, encampment, and Second Continental Light Dragons & Sheldon’s Horse. More info as it comes. See below for more details!
May 28 9:00am. Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Memorial Day Parade in Old Wethersfield and Memorial Day Ceremony immediately following in the Village Cemetery.
The parade will step off at 9 a.m. and will head west on State Street to Nott Street then to Garden Street. It will then proceed down Garden Street, left onto Church Street and then right onto Main Street. The parade will continue on Main Street, then take a left back onto Garden Street to Broad Street. The Reviewing Stand will be on the Broad Street Green. We will then proceed north on Broad Street and cross Marsh Street to the Village Cemetery (behind First Church) for the cemetery services.
Organizations interested in marching in the parade may make a request to do so by going to the parade’s website at wethersfieldct.gov/memorial-day click on “Marchers Application Form” on the main page.
May 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Second Continental Light Dragoons
Stop by Wethersfield Historical Society’s Keeney Center Saturday May 28th as Revolutionary War re-enactors and horses from the Second Continental Light Dragoons, Sheldon’s Horse (founded in Wethersfield in 1776) will be encamped at the Keeney Center to share demonstrations and the firing of the canon. The Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, the Cove Warehouse Maritime Museum and the Hurlbut-Dunham House next to the Keeney Center will be open for free tours.
Wethersfield Historical Society: https://www.wethersfieldhistory.org
May 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Revolutionary War Encampment
Huzzah! A family favorite returns! Harken back to the 18th century and meet the 5th Connecticut Regiment, dressed in full colonial attire, on the grounds of the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
Enjoy a day of entertaining medicine, open-fire cookery, and camp life demonstrations; marching and musket firing; live music; and more! Children are invited to learn how to march and perform drills with wooden “muskets.”
The Revolutionary War Encampment is free. Regular admission for house tours apply.
211 Main Street,
Wethersfield, CT 06109