Norwalk Historical Society Commemorates Battle, Burning Of City

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Sheldon’s Horse 2nd Continental Light Dragoons Revolutionary War re-enactors will attend the Norwalk Historical Society's event Saturday to commemorate the burning and battle of Norwalk in the Revolutionary War.
Sheldon’s Horse 2nd Continental Light Dragoons Revolutionary War re-enactors will attend the Norwalk Historical Society's event Saturday to commemorate the burning and battle of Norwalk in the Revolutionary War. Photo Credit: Norwalk Historical Society

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Historical Society will commemorate the battle and burning of the city during the Revolutionary War on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mill Hill Historic Park. 

Activities will include a war encampment setup with Second Continental Light Dragoons re-enactors, equipment demonstrations, talks about the horses, and a Calvary demonstration at 2:15 p.m.

Three historic buildings and the Mill Hill burying ground will be open for self-guided tours.

Local historians and Norwalk Historical Society board members Ed and Madeleine Eckert will also give a slide show presentation detailing the events of July 11, 1779.

Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 E. Wall St. Admission and events are free. For more information, call 203-846-0525 or visit the website

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