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Living History Day in Bethel takes place today and there will be a Revolutionary War reenactment on the Bethel Municipal Center lawn.  The events are being hosted by The Bethel Historical Society, starting at 10am.  Activities include a morning scout and skirmish, a children's march and wooden musket drill, colonial music and dancing, and artillery and cavalry demonstrations. 

10:00 – 10:15 AM – Gazebo - Gretchen Tucker singing two verses of Chester – the unofficial
National Anthem during the Revolution

10:15 AM – Morning Scout & Skirmish

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Gretchen Tucker – is a classically trained soprano with 20 years of choral
experience and 18 years of solo experience will perform at the Bethel Public Library. She sings in
a number of styles such as vintage/historical, patriotic songs, and 18th century music to name a
few. Library registration through the online calendar (there is a REGISTER button), or call 203-
794-8756 x4)

10:30 AM – Children’s Marching and Wooden Musket Drill

11AM – Noon – Patrick Wild, Town Historian – will present a PowerPoint program entitled
"Revolutionary Bethel". The program will highlight events that took place in and around Bethel
during the years of the American Revolution. Library registration through the online calendar
(there is a REGISTER button), or call 203-794-8756 x4)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Nooning (Lunch) in Camp

12:30 PM – Children’s Marching and Wooden Musket Drill

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Gazebo - Patricia Campbell – Colonial music and participatory dancing

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Clothing Program - What Should I Wear? A look at 18th Century Women’s Clothing From the Ground Up – VivianLea Solek – Butler’s Rangers

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Artillery and Cavalry Demonstrations

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Battle


Passport to Bethel – 10:AM – 4:00 PM
Stop at historic sites in downtown Bethel and talk with the Boy Scouts from Troop 71 to learn
about Bethel’s historic structures.

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