Join us in welcoming Dan Cruson for a very special chat & book signing event. Mr. Curson will be discussing his latest publication from The History Press and signing copies of his book.
Putnam’s Revolutionary War Winter Encampment
The History and Archaeology of Putnam Memorial State Park
Putnam State Park, Connecticut’s first state park, was the site of Revolutionary War general Israel Putnam’s last command. In the winter of 1778–79, three thousand troops of the Continental army built and lived in “the city,” a winter encampment in the valleys of northern Redding. Historian Daniel Cruson describes in fascinating archaeological detail the construction of the camp and the soldiers’ daily struggle to survive. Mutiny, execution, skirmishes and the heroism of Putnam himself are revealed in this compelling history. The story of Putnam State Park doesn’t end when Continental troops marched out to engage the British; Cruson takes readers from the creation of the park itself to the present day.
This even is FREE & open to the public! Mr. Cruson's book will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.