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Washington And Rochambeau in Connecticut

December 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

Between June 1781 and November 1782, Continental Army and French forces marched and camped their way through Connecticut. Today, their journey through the Northeast is commemorated by two partner organizations: the National Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc., and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. These organizations tell the stories of the troops and civilians who contributed to the American-French victory at Yorktown in October 1781.

The CHS welcomes Robert A. Selig, project historian to the National Park Service, to talk about the Connecticut portion of the Historic Trail. He will focus on the how the CHS’s manuscripts collection was used to build an online archive of information about Washington and Rochambeau in Connecticut.

We will provide coffee and dessert; bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk. Please RSVP by December 5 by calling (860) 236-5621 x238 or emailing rsvp@chs.org. Free with admission. Free for CHS members.

Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org.

About the Speaker

Robert A. Selig is an independent historical consultant and author who serves as project historian to the National Park Service for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

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