Celebration of ‘Put’s Ride’ in Revolutionary War at Greenwich Historic Site Feb 26

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See Revolutionary War soldiers performing military exercises and learn about the American Revolution next Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Putnam Cottage on Route 1 in Greenwich.

The Daughters of the American Revolution at Putnam Cottage in Greenwich will host an event to celebrate “Put’s Ride” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the Knapp Tavern Museum/Putnam Cottage, 243 East Putnam Ave. in Greenwich.

Putnam's Cottage re-enactors 2-18-17

Photo by Leslie Yager for Greenwich Free Press

Re-enactors in Continental Army uniforms at a previous event at Putnam Cottage.

You and your family can experience the life of soldiers, both Patriots and Loyalists, during the American War for Independence and learn about General Israel Putnam’s famous ride.

Attractions include:

  • Military encampments
  • Soldiers performing tactical exercises
  • A battlefield surgeon
  • General Putnam and his horse
  • Colonial ladies’ dress exhibit
  • Music of the times

Author Robert Ernest Hubbard will discuss his new book, Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution at 3 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family and all proceeds benefit the preservation of the tavern/cottage.

The event is sponsored by the Putnam Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

— This article previously was published by Greenwich Free Press.

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