225th Anniversary of the Washington - Rochambeau Revolutionary War Route.
Friday, June 30 through Sunday July 2, 2006
March to Victory Weekend- Ridgefield

lBall Chairpersons:

     Gary J. Singer

"March to Victory" Ball
Lounsbury House (Community Center)
Main Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Given in Honor of General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur comte de Rochambeau

& his French Troops

Please join us in period costume or black tie for our culmination event for "March To Victory" Weekend, to be held in Ridgefield's historic Lounsbury House.

General George Washington & General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur comte de Rochambeau will start our gathering at 8pm. Libations and sumptuous fare will be served throughout the evening.

Music in the downstairs parlor will be by the Tourmaline Quartet, four strings from the Ridgefield Symphony who will play music of the period, including several minuets. Those accomplished in the minuet are encouraged to take the floor after General Washington has led the first dance.

Music upstairs will be by the Reel Thing, a period music group with caller Patricia Campbell, who will teach neophites basic moves on the spot as well as call dances for more experienced 18th century dancers. 

In a quiet side chamber, harpist Linda Stevens will offer a more subdued musical experience. Another parlor will be reserved for 18th century gaming. There will be two bars serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations of the period. And there will be four-course catered fare in another chamber, including frog legs in honor of Rochambeau's 56th Birthday which he celebrated July 1, 1781 in Ridgefield's Ridgebury Parish. Another chamber will feature Mr. Bailey, the noted 18th century magician. Various French dignitaries and inspired local politicians may deliver some brief remarks from the elegant Lounsbury House staircase.

"March to Victory" Ball Program
(pdf format)
The Reel Thing, a western Connecticut-based musical group which specializes in 18th century dances and concerts.
The Reel Thing is a western Connecticut musical group specializing in authentic 18th-century country music and dance.

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