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Bennett Family Fourth of July Celebration in Cheshire

Bennett Family Fourth of July Celebration in Cheshire



The Cheshire Historical Society partnered with the Cheshire Horse Council on Fourth of July morning at the Bennett Family celebration on the Church Green to add a "back in time" vignette titled "Waiting for the Mail."  

Volunteers dressed as Colonial women in 1775 Cheshire waited for a rider on horseback who brought letters from their men fighting in the American Revolutionary War.  They read copies of actual historic Cheshire letters of that time period. John Barry surprised the crowd by arriving on Pilsner, his adopted champion thoroughbred, to distribute the mail to the women. 

These photos were taken by Mitzi Romano.  

We are open on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. - come visit!

"We Keep Cheshire's History Alive!"

203-272-2574 – www.cheshirehistory.org


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