200th Anniversary of the four-day Battle of Stonington


The Stonington Historical Society will mark the 200th anniversary of the four-day Battle of Stonington with special events from Today through Sunday.

  •  A Battle of Stonington exhibit will be on display at La Grua Center throughout the weekend.
  • Today: Stonington’s battle flag and artifacts from the 1812 era will be on display atWoolworth Library, from 5 to 7 p.m. A reception will be held at the Captain Palmer House and author Jim Geary will sign copies of his latest book “Our Flag is Still Here: The Story of Stonington’s Star Spangled Banner — A Scrapbook History.” The display will also be open on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: There will be cruises on the Mystic Whaler leaving from the New England Science and Sailing dock and passing historic sites, historic walking tours of Stonington Borough, a commemoration of slain British midshipman Thomas Barratt Powers at 2 p.m. at the Stonington Cemetery, a Bicentennial Patriotic Concert in Wadawanuck Square at 3:30 p.m., and a dinner cruise aboard Mystic Whaler. Reservations are required for the cruises.
  • Sunday: An 1812 military encampment will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on the Old Lighthouse Grounds. There will be a bicentennial parade, beginning at 1:30 p.m., from Wadawanuck Square to Cannon Square, followed by a Wadawanuck Square victory celebration with music and I will be marching with other dignitaries. Balladeer Geoff Kaufman will perform “Huzza for Home” at La Grua Center at 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required for Kaufman’s performance.

 Come join us in this local remembrance.


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