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Life during the Civil War. Get a taste Sept. 20-21 at Roseland Cottage.

Life during the Civil War. Get a taste Sept. 20-21 at Roseland Cottage.

Historic Roseland Cottage in Woodstock brings history to life during the Civil War Living History Weekend, Sept. 20-21. Geared to help people understand what life was like during the Civil War, activities include period activities for children, artillery and engineering demos, weapons and military uniform displays, camp life presentations and even a Civil War-era...

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Celebrate the sea at the CT Maritime Heritage Festival, Sept. 11-13.

Celebrate the sea at the CT Maritime Heritage Festival, Sept. 11-13.

We’re gearing up in Mystic Country for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, happening Sept. 11-13, 2014 in New London. The harbor will be loaded with ships from schooners to fishing boats all weekend, and the streets will be filled with locals and visitors celebrating our maritime history.  Films, music, food – including a chowder challenge! –...

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Schemitzun celebrates Native American heritage, Aug. 23-24.

Schemitzun celebrates Native American heritage, Aug. 23-24.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation once again celebrates its heritage with the community during Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance on tap this weekend, Aug. 23-24. If you’ve never been to one of these events, make the trip. It’s well worth it to get a glimpse into the authentic Native American culture. History, food, dance and celebration of...

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Top Five Agricultural Events in Mystic Country

Top Five Agricultural Events in Mystic Country

As sad as it makes us to see our too-short summer coming to an end, the further we get into August the closer we get to the fabulous agricultural activities that tell us fall is on the horizon. We have everything in Mystic Country, from huge country fairs to square dances to events designed solely to celebrate our agricultural history.  Here are our top 5 picks...

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World famous Lipizzan stallions visit Roseland Cottage this weekend.

World famous Lipizzan stallions visit Roseland Cottage this weekend.

Mystic Country’s historic Roseland Cottage will once again host the Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan stallions Aug. 15-17 (2014). The Lipizzans are an annual event at Roseland, located in Woodstock, and a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The stallions are bred and trained by the Herrmann family, and the shows feature the stallions performing “Airs...

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The Way We Worked exhibit visits Coventry, now through Sept. 14.

The Way We Worked exhibit visits Coventry, now through Sept. 14.

  The powerful traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked’s latest tour stop is the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, where it will remain through Sept. 14. This exhibit documents the diversity of the American workforce through the years, detailing the different types of work and the ways that work has enhanced our country, from miners to truckers...

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The Battle of Stonington’s bicentennial anniversary, this weekend.

The Battle of Stonington’s bicentennial anniversary, this weekend.

Come to our seaside borough next weekend to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Stonington and be part of this never-forgotten event in our history. Beginning Friday August 8 and continuing through Sunday August 10, the celebration includes historical events, walking tours, harbor tours and exhibits, all designed to tell the story of the...

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Classic and antique cars are touring Mystic Country this summer.

Classic and antique cars are touring Mystic Country this summer.

We love classic cars. And in Mystic Country, we have plenty of opportunities to admire them. This summer, pack up your family of car fanatics and choose one of these antique or classic car shows: “Cruise Night” at Ocean Beach Park, New London Every Monday night, enjoy an antique car parade and music from the fifties and sixties. Main Street Car Cruise, Downtown...

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Celebrate Moby Dick with a reading at the Mystic Seaport, July 31-Aug. 1.

Celebrate Moby Dick with a reading at the Mystic Seaport, July 31-Aug. 1.

Literary buffs, head down to the Mystic Seaport this week for the 29th annual celebration of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. It’s become an esteemed tradition at the Seaport to pay homage to this legendary literature of the sea. Beginning at noon on July 31, “Mr. Melville” will make his appearance at the Greenmanville Church and read the first chapter of...

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Tour area lighthouses with the Custom House Maritime Museum.

Tour area lighthouses with the Custom House Maritime Museum.

We’re all fascinated with lighthouses in pictures and seascapes. But how many of us have actually gotten to see any up close and personal? Now’s your chance.  The Custom House Maritime Museum offers lighthouse tours all summer and into the fall. The tours are 55 minutes on a small boat with only six passengers and a narrator, so it’s a wonderful chance...

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