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WWI Encampment and Digitization Day

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In honor of the United States entry into World War I, and Scotland’s veterans of the Great War, the Scotland Historical Society will host a World War I living history event at the historic Waldo House property on June 17 – 18, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 the public is invited to visit this free event to see World War I reenactors portraying U.S. troops along with English, French, Belgium, and German forces. Also see a WWI ambulance, watch blacksmithing taking place on site, and tour the 1715 Waldo House. There will be food and refreshments for sale.
The Connecticut State Library will be at the Waldo House that day documenting World War I artifacts brought to them by visitors for their WWI Digitization Project. If you have any family artifacts from the war you would like to have documented, please bring them. See http://ctinworldwar1.org/ digitization-days/ for more information.
The Connecticut State Historian, Walter Woodward, will give a talk on Connecticut in the Great War in the afternoon of June 17.
Sunday, June 18, will also be open to the public to view the encampment and displays from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm.

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories

Venue

Scotland Historical Society
96 Waldo Rd
Scotland, CT 06264 United States
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Phone:
860-423-1547
Website:
http://www.scotlandhistoricalsociety.org