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Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration


Independence Day Celebration!

Image Credit: Sable Soldiers of the American Revolution

Revolutionary War Encampment


“Let Freedom Ring!” National Bell Ringing Ceremony


Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Admission is free and open to the public

From 1:00pm – 4:00pm, learn about the life of the soldiers during the American Revolution.

Reenactors from the Sable Soldiers of the American Revolution will bring to life soldiers from the Marbleheaders and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment of Foot. They will create an historical encampment filled with Revolutionary War artifacts and props. Telling the stories of the impact these soldiers made on the Revolution, as well as tales of important historical figures will be woven into demonstrations of military drills, weapons of the period, and an interactive live firing of a cannon.

At 1:30pm, join the Norwalk Historical Society and the nation as we toll the Town House bell 13 times to commemorate the founding of the original 13 colonies. Selected sections of the Declaration of Independence will be read by Norwalk’s Town Clerk, Rick McQuaid. Mayor Harry Rilling, Senator Bob Duff ,as well as other local dignitaries will take part in this wonderful patriotic ceremony!

About the Sable Soldiers of the American Revolution

Portraying the Historical Regiments of African Heritage in America’s Wars of Independence- American War Revolution – 1776, and the The War of 1812-1815- featuring 1st Rhode Island Regiment, The Black Mariners of Col. Glovers Marbleheaders, Les Chasseures Voluntaire, Blackjacks of the War of 1812.

Light Refreshments will follow the Bell Ringing Ceremony



Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT  06851