Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is hosting a virtual program, “Tories, Spies, and Traitors,” presented by the Connecticut Historical Society tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
“Which side are you on?” That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life. This presentation reveals stories – some well-known, some obscure – of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed everything to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.”
This program is part of KTM&HC’s month-long commemoration of Patriot’s Day – which marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Revolutionary War – and the Battle of Ridgefield, the important local battle on April 27, 1777 that signaled a strategic victory for patriot forces. “April is an important month for us at Keeler Tavern Museum, as we link our site’s colonial history to our nation’s revolutionary history,” said KTM&HC Board President Rhonda Hill. “We’re excited to host CHS again this spring and explore the complicated nature of loyalty in eighteenth-century America.”
This event will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. and is free with a suggested donation of $5 per participant. CHS Museum Educator Taylor McClure will present. To register, click here or go to our website at keelertavernmuseum.org/events.