On June 8th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Bethel Historical Society's Living History Day Revolutionary Re-Enactment is coming. The regiments and brigades representing the American Revolutionary War period scheduled to appear include: 2nd DeLanceys, 5th Connecticut, Butlers Rangers, 6th CT Regiment, 5th New York Regiment – the Commander is coming as a Native American – 23rd Regiment of Foot.
The event features encampments, blacksmithing, surgical tent, horses, Children's Marching and Wooden Musket Drill as well as Artillery and Cavalry Demonstrations, firing cannon and skirmishes.
The Passport to Bethel from the Boy Scouts in Downtown Bethel coordinates visiting 13 historic Bethel sites and learning of their history.
Attendees will enjoy music and participatory dancing at the Gazebo with Patricia Campbell Colonial Dance Caller, and Gretchen Tucker, 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. Reservations are required by calling the Bethel Library.
Patrick Wild, Bethel's Town Historian, will present on Revolutionary Bethel highlighting events that took place in and around Bethel during the years of the American Revolution. Reservations are required by calling the Bethel Library.