Please join us at

Newtown Battlefirld State Park

for

Battle of Newtown Revolunary War

and

Colnial Life Event

Revolutionary War Weekend

242nd Anniversary 

Battle of Newtown

August 28th and 29th

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

  Schedule of Events

        Friday, August 27, 2021

       

       Re-enactors arrive and a possible re-enactor only activity planned (check back for further info)

Saturday, August 28, 2021

9:00 AM            Event opens to the public.  Welcome to the 242nd Anniversary Battle of Newtown! Bus                              start with trips to and from the Indian Village. There will be on going skirmishes                                      throughout the wooded areas, Please stay on paved roads!

The remaining schedule is from 2019. This will be updated as we get closer. This is just a sample of what maybe going on.

10:00AM           Join the American Dept. of the Geographers as they embark on a map making expedition                          Witness the methods of 18th century map making and surveying. This was and actual                              part of the Sullivan expedition.

 

10:30AM           Geographers advance and are ambushed! Please stay with the group and for safety                                  reason follow all instructions!

11:30AM           Ambush relief column arrives – Engagement Ensues!! Battle Ends at 12:30 pm

12:45PM          “Nooning”  British Officers’ Mess at the Lodge

1:45PM             Native, Continental, Loyalist Diplomacy

 2:30PM            Children's Musket Drill: Learn how the soldiers drilled. Near the Battle Area 

       

 3:00PM            Patrols Dispatched. Please stay on the road!

 3:00PM            Uniforms of the Revolution 

 3:30PM            18th Century Children's Games: - Experience the way children and adults entertained                              themselves in the 18th century 

 4:00PM            Last Man Standing!! Loading/Firing competition – see who the best solider really is

5:00PM             Event Closes to Public

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

10:00AM           Event opens to the public:  There will be on going skirmishes during the morning, Please                          stay on paved roads!     

9:30AM             18th Century Church Service

10:00AM           18th Century Children's Games: Experience the way children and adults entertained                                  themselves in the 18th century

11:00AM           Woods Walk- Refugees escorted through enemy territory – Lots of Action –Stay with                                Group 

12:30PM           Nooning  - Soliders in Camp

1:00PM            Children's Musket Drill: Learn how the soldiers drilled. Near the Battle Area

1:45PM            Prepare for Battle:  Move to the Battle Area, a short walk or ride the bus. The last one                               leaves at 1:45pm

 2:00PM          BATTLE OF NEWTOWN 

 3:00PM          18th Century Children's Games: Experience the way children and adults entertained                                  themselves in the 18th century

 4:00PM          Event closes to the Public

 

Throughout the Weekend – Demonstrations, Sutlers (period vendors) and a book signing with Well-known Author and Historian – Dr. Larry Maxwell – “Sybil Rides” the story of a young female heroine during the American Revolution

 

 

Cost: Adults - $8.00

 Children/Students (17 and under) and Seniors (62+) $4

 

 

                              Millicent Bell Hughes, Author, DANBURY BURNING
                                                    G.G.Godwin
                                 Wm. Booth, Draper at the Sign of the Unicorn 
                                   Hopfer Joinery, Dave and Donna Hopfer
                                                   Colonial Tailor
                                                  J.C.Chandlery
                                                   Brad Flint,

                                   WKD Flintlocks  Gunsmith/ Sutler
                                                   Gemini Catering

G.G.Godwin

Wm. Booth, Draper at the Sign of the Unicorn

Hopfer Joinery, Dave and Donna Hopfer

Colonial Tailor

J.C.Chandlery

Brad Flint, Gunsmith/ Sutler

Gemini Catering

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