Tours, talks on Fairfield during War of 1812 set Sunday
Published 5:57 pm, Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sponsored by four historical groups, the program is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Powder House, a 19th Century munitions shed behind Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Road,
The roles of Fort Union and Fort Defense in the defense of Fairfield during the war will be discussed at the Powder House, event organizers said.
The program then will move to the Town Hall Green on Old Post Road for a discussion of how the end of the war was celebrated there, sponsors said.
A tour also will be conducted at the adjacent Old Academy, where celebrants ate roasted ox.
Participants bring lawn chairs, and lemonade and cookies would be served.
The program is sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center, U.S. Daughters of 1812, the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Black Rock Community Council.
The local DAR chapter won an award in 2010 for its restoration of the Powder House, the stone-and-masonry shed where munitions were stored after the War of 1812.
For more information call 203-362-5274.