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Historically Minded Events for Memorial Day Weekend 2012

On Memorial Day weekend, take time to experience living history. Spark a passion for history.

 

Memorial Day is the perfect time to reflect on our history, while we honor our heros for the battles they have fought today and in the past. I find history an amazing subject. It is the only way to teach the consequences of men's and women's ideas. It essentializes "how we got to where we are."

"The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children." -William Havard

This Memorial Day, while we enjoy picnics and celebrations, and honor service and sacrifice, there are a number of activities that can help us bring history to life.

Old Sturbridge Village is always a reliably good historical experience. This weekend they are shearing sheep during Wool Days. Along with shearing the sheep 1830s style, there will be other wool-related activities and sheep dog herding demonstrations, and other animals and 19th century baseball. The daily schedule is full, so click through to see all of the options.

See an example of the Revolutionary War at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum with a Revolutionary War Encampment. Learn about history at the time America earned her independence with a fight between American and British troops and musket firing. Learn about life in the 1700s with music and medicine. There will also be tours of the museum.

And to continue our travel back through time, the Robin Hood Festival is a fun and frivolous look at the Renaissance. Experience the live telling of one of the most iconic stories of the age, Robin Hood. Go early to catch the entire story.

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Kim McNeill May 25, 2012 at 02:52 PM
A special, more modern historical story is playing at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. The story of Theodore Roosevelt and his daughter Alice--a girl who I know I would admire. http://southbury.macaronikid.com/calendar/event/c230743/

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