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Exhibit on Connecticut’s Celebration of the George Washington Bicentennial Monday, February 14, 2011

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George Washington Bicentennial Program

George Washington Bicentennial Program

State Archives staff recently completed an exhibit in Memorial Hall entitled, “Connecticut’s Role in the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration, 1931-1932.”

In the cases are brochures and programs of local events which could include tree planting, pageants, singing, oratorical contests, original plays, parades, commemoration by plaques and tablets, and military balls.

In addition is the protest by a respected Hartford African American against the absence of a black representative on the state commission and the virtual silence of the national and state celebrations on the role of African Americans in the movement toward independence and the War of Independence itself.



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