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

“View from the Tavern"
Keeler Tavern Museum
Saturday, July 1, 2006
10:00-4:00  Colonial Crafters
What was everyday life like in the town of Ridgefield when Rochambeau and the French soldiers camped in Ridgebury? Come learn about quilting, rug hooking, chair caning or rope making. Enjoy ongoing demonstrations of many colonial crafts in the Garden House and on the tavern lawn.

Penny Candy Store
Children of all ages will enjoy the treats at our own penny candy store.

10:00-12:00 The 2nd Company Governor’s Horse Guard
website: www.thehorseguard.com
Children will have the opportunity to ride horses from the 2nd Company Governor’s Horse Guard.
Starting at 1:00 PM

"A View from the Tavern" Museum Vignettes
Step back in time with a visit to the Keeler Tavern Museum. Costumed guides will perform in scenes that will give you “a View from the Tavern”. Meet the patriot and tavern owner, Timothy Keeler and hear about the Revolutionary Era in Ridgefield. Celebrate the American Victory at Yorktown with Ridgefield hero of the battle, Jeremiah Keeler. Visit with the American girl from Baltimore, Betsy Patterson and her French bridegroom Jerome Bonaparte on their Honeymoon Trip. Finally the visit would not be complete without finding out why the Keeler Tavern Museum is also known as the “Cannonball House.”

Skits will be given every 15 minutes with a maximum of 15 people per tour.

Pick up your free tickets for your start time at the Welcome Table located at the Main Entrance.

11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Guest Appearance by Generals Washington, Rochambeau and Lafayette

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet three famous men from American history. The Generals will join us at the Keeler Tavern Museum for conviviality.

11:30-2:00 Lunch in the Garden
Food and drink will be available to purchase. 

Performances on the Garden House Terrace by Patricia Campbell and “The Reel Thing” 
Patricia Campbell and “The Reel Thing” will provide us with authentic colonial costumed entertainment. There will be two performances of 18th century music and demonstrations of typical dances of the Colonial period. 

website: www.geocities.com/reelthingct

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The 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution
Aquarion Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism
The Connecticut Humanites CouncilThe Friends Of The Ridgefield Library Association KIWANIS
Ridgefield Bank
The Russell Wadsworth Lewis Trust
March to Victory Weekend
Friday, June 30 through Sunday July 2, 2006 - Ridgefield, Connecticut
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