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The Vernon Volunteers’ Collaborative is a new group supporting the community organizations that make Vernon, CT a special place to work and live. The eleven current organizations, primarily staffed by volunteers, have one or more of the following objectives: the preservation or beautification of Vernon’s open space, parks and environment; preserving and sharing Vernon’s history and historic properties or encouraging appreciation of and participation in the arts. This meet up will connect you with their activities.

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The New England Civil War Museum's Living History Open House Day

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Come celebrate the New England Civil War Museum's (NECWM) "Living History Open House Day." There will be interactive demonstrations, a photo station and museum tours.

The living history encampment on the park in front of Town Hall will include soldiers of the 8th and 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiments and 2nd Connecticut Light Artillery, sailors of the US Naval Landing Party, and civilian impressions of period chaplains, state agents, and home front support.

Here is the schedule of events:
Below is our Schedule of Events!
10 AM - Opening Ceremony and Dress Parade
10:15 AM - Infantry and Musket Demonstration
10:30 AM - Kids Join the Union Army! Learn to March and Drill
11:00 AM - 1st Company, Governor's Footguard Demonstration
11:30 AM - Chaplain Stevens and Period Church Service
12:00 PM - Baseball in the Civil War
12:30 PM - Infantry and Musket Demonstration
1:00 PM - Kids Join the Union Army! Learn to March and Drill
1:30 PM - 1st Company, Governor's Footguard Demonstration
ALL DAY - Sailors of the Civil War, by the US Naval Landing Party
ALL DAY - Loading and Firing a Civil War Cannon
ALL DAY - Civilian Life during the Civil War
ALL DAY - Scale Model of the USS Monitor, Model Cannon Firing

There will be activities and displays for all ages to see and participate in, along with tours in the museum and library.

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